Hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying Hanukkah. Well looky here, another Nymphomaniac appetizer. I thought after last week’s big trailer debut that was the end of the previews, but we get more. Like Thanksgiving leftovers for your eyes. Things are looking really desperate for Joe/”Fido”(Charlotte Gainsbourg) in this clip; this will turn out to be a blue Christmas for her.
Chapter 6: The Eastern and the Western Church (The Silent Duck)
It’s here!!! It finally came (sex pun, tee, hee)!! The official, loud, dirty trailer for Lars von Trier’s newest film. This looks like a whole lot of fantastic; all the pieces from the previous teaser trailers are meshing. He fit some Wagner into the clip too; heard the hammering dwarfs theme from Das Rheingold, nice. I really can’t be objective about this film, I adore his work too much to be. I figure if you can direct something like Manderlay and not have me torch your house, you’re doing something right. Even when I want to punch von Trier (the end of Breaking the Waves, come on now, really?) I still want to kiss him more for taking film to the next level. Apparently this film is going to be 4 hours long; joy and happiness.
Update: YouTube took down the video due to the naughtiness. Boo-hiss! Vimeo has luckily posted it instead
Luis Bunuel’s 1929 classic silent short, Un Chien Andalou, is a treat of Halloween-time creepiness. Most students in Film 101 have been subjected to watching this and someone in class will inevitably scream. It’s delightful that a film so old can still elicit shock and surprise in what is perceived to be a modern jaded audience. Sit back and enjoy Bunuel and Salvador Dali’s surreal dream.
The third chapter from the upcoming film by Lars von Trier, Nymphomaniac, debuted last week. Uma Thurman plays an intense mother who coins a new term that should become part of our lexicon: Whoring Bed!! This is my favorite new expression. Enjoy! 🙂
Chapter 3: Mrs. H
It has been announced that David Simon’s Treme will return to HBO in December 2013 for it’s final season. Only five episodes of the New Orleans- after-Katrina program will be aired. Read more here to find out the particulars. Since the return has been pushed back again I urge you to borrow the previous seasons at your local library in the meantime and catch up, if you haven’t watched it yet. I have a feeling that not many have watched this show, as I usually get blank stares when I mention it or people say, “It’s boring”. Admittedly, the show does not have the swiftest narrative, but it pays off if you stick with it. The musical performances alone are enough to keep you watching; fantastic stuff. The cast is also exceptional; John Goodman, Khandi Alexander, Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, Steve Zahn and my personal favorite Phyllis Montana LeBlanc. Ms. LeBlanc appeared in Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts and told her story of the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. This is her first acting job and she knocks it out of the park. Treme is a little fish that swims in the sea of flash that dominates the serious television world. But it is the prettiest of them all.
The Chapter Two trailer from Nymphomaniac was released today, hooray!! Shia LeBeouf appears as a sleazy boss; this does not look like it will end well. Thank goodness that von Trier is releasing these “appetizers”, the wait for a possible Christmas release feels interminable.
Chapter 2 – Jerôme
What a happy Friday it is! Two very exciting releases have been made by two major film autuers.
David Lynch has decided to pick up a camera again. He has teamed up with Nine Inch Nails to film their new video Came Back Haunted. There is a seizure warning at the beginning. Oh David! 😉
The first trailer from Lars von Trier’s upcoming film Nymphomaniac debuted today. I am so hyped-up about this film, you have no idea. I love Lars, love him a lot.
Chapter 1 – The Compleat Angler