Firstly, sorry this might take ages. Can’t be on here at work so I’ll have to post them during the evenings instead. Let’s take this niiiice and slow.
Speculation can begin now, and feel free to post your lists if you wish.
I’m off out shortly but to kick us off…
What are your faves of his?
The House that Jack Built
Images of Liberation
Breaking the Waves
Dancer in the Dark
The Boss of It All
The Element of Crime
The Orchid Gardener
Can only stomach Melancholia of what I’ve seen.
Dancer in the Dark is my least favourite film of all time.
Dude is an utter weapon.
Where’s Antichrist? Easily his best for me!
Ffs fucked the thread already
lol looking forward to it - thanks!
I thought melancholia was ok for certain scenes. Don’t like him or his films though.
I’d have just made it 74, Jooky.
Only seen antichrist and it was just a lot of wank really.
I missed the deadline for submission cause I’m a tube but I was surprised how many directors I put on the list that have made undoubtedly terrible films or have ruined good films with really really stupid decisions.
Von Trier to start eh, just need the next two entries now to be Woody Allen and Roman Polanski and this thread will descend into all-out carnage before we’ve even hit number 70
Dogville is decent, as is Melancholia. Bloke’s an absolute cock though.
Thought the first half of Melnacholia was utterly unbearable and thought the second half was transcendent. Film really is a game of two halves!
Had a similar experience with The House That Jack Built, except that rather than the entire second half is was only the final 10 minutes that were anything other than awful…
Watched a few bits recently…
The House That Jack Built - had basically given up on Lars Von Trier after shlepping to the cinema to watch Antichrist, but this popped up on my recommendations while the TV was away for work (she would NEVER watch a film like this) so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Should probably have stuck with my first instincts - this is even more edge-lordy than most LVT. Matt Damon’s Jack is a fairly dreary serial killer who kills a number of women in fairly unpleasant ways t…
@AQOS are you planning on naming and shaming who voted for whom?
Antichrist is the best film I never want to see ever again.
I remember lots of walk outs in the cinema, which I get. Although did a hard LOL when this happened out of nowhere.
Remember seeing the trailer and that bit and thinking ‘this is going to be the best film ever’
How wrong I was.
Dogville is probably his best. Really interesting production idea and well executed I thought.
Although he is, as others have said, an utter bell.
The hype on release was massive and reviewed well critically I seem to recall. Would be interesting to hear a retrospective by anyone who’s willing to watch it again
Would have voted for ‘The Five Obstructions’ but what can you do.
Thanks again for doing this