Articles tagged lars von trier, michael haneke, dante

Authority Issues: Questioning Authorial Control in the Films of Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier’s reputation rests on his ability to create and shape narratives of control, but has this approach always proven successful?

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‘Good on Paper’ Asks, Is Fidelity Possible?

Rachel Cantor follows A Highly Unlikely Scenario with a literary mystery about the difficulties of translating art into life and life into art.

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Haneke’s ‘Code Unknown’ Manages Impact and Accessibility

Thematically and visually cohesive, Code Unknown displays Michael Haneke's talent as a filmmaker without alienating viewers hesitant to explore his darker films.

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From Manuscripts to Pop Culture, Dante Endures

Dante's English Public glances at current adaptations of Dante's work, from the comic Nightcrawler's Inferno to Mark Danielewski's House of Leaves.

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15 May 2015 // 2:15 AM

Curiosity

As far as literary companions go, Dante and Montaigne are some of the finest ones to have when in pursuit of one's own curiosity.

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What Would Don Draper Do? Reading Dante in a Secular Age

Many readers of our generation emulate Don Draper, having lost Dante's connections to Christianity or perhaps to any such deity.

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In ‘Nymph()maniac - The Director’s Cut’, More Actually Is More

Even with all its XXX gimmickry, Nymph()maniac remains grounded in character. From someone like Von Trier, we'd expect nothing less, and we even get a lot more.

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Ranking the Greats: Lars Von Trier’s 10 Best Films

He's both beloved and berated by film fans around the world. Yet, for us, these 10 examples explain why Lars Von Trier is one of the artform's best.

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The Cosmos, Artfully Captured: ‘Influences: Art, Optics, and Astrology in the Italian Renaissance’

The art historian Mary Quinlan-McGrath takes an incisive look into how astrology and the science of optics played a significant role in the art of 15th and 16th century Italy.

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Cannes 2012: Day 5 - ‘Amour’ + ‘In Another Country’ + ‘Like Someone in Love’

Day five witnesses a trio of films from some of the artform's leading lights: Michael Haneke returns with Amour, Hong Sang-soo competes with In Another Country, and the incomparable Abbas Kiarostami produces a new masterwork.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Melancholia’

"The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it." So declares a luminous Kirsten Dunst in Danish provocateur Lars von Trier's best and most powerful film yet.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 4: Samuel Fuller - John Huston

On our fourth day, this journey through the 100 Essential Film Directors continues to twist and turn in unexpected ways. From bold, opinionated Hollywood voices to those who essentially created the language of cinema, today will shed light on kings of genre like Samuel Fuller, through lions like the legendary John Huston.

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19 May 2011 // 6:16 AM

Lars von Trier says he doesn’t deserve a Palme d’Or

MOUGINS, France — On Wednesday, Lars von Trier set off a worldwide firestorm when, in his typically provocative way, he attempted to make a number of

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‘Dante’s Divine Comedy’, from a Left-Handed Designer

Noted graphic designer Seymour Chwast takes Dante seriously, but not solemnly.

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The Tangled, Trailing Tale of ‘The White Ribbon’

A la Village of the Damned, the children of this village are a strange breed, suspiciously always present at the scenes of the savage crimes.

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Agonies of an ‘Antichrist’: Lars von Trier in the Forest of Unreason

Despite the efforts of some to dismiss it as a prank, Antichrist is a serious film and its disturbing extremes speak of broad and deeply felt moral, social, and ultimately, political anxieties.

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PREVIEW: Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’

A glimpse into director Lars von Trier's most-talked about film to date.

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14 Apr 2009 // 5:45 AM

Lars von Trier’s newest project is either a thriller or a horror film depending on your outlook. Antichrist stars Willem Dafoe and singer/actress

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Katrin Cartlidge: The Working Actress

Whether it was through silence, grotesquerie, fury or intelligence (or, at times, lack of intelligence), Cartlidge was not afraid to upturn the dark corners of the women she portrayed.

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