Monday, August 27, 2012

F***ing Lars von Trier!

Literally.



So, I'm a little late to this party, but MTV is reporting that Shia LaBeouf is willing to have sex with Charlotte Gainsbourg if Lars Von Trier asks him to.  LOL, not in those exact words, but they both are reported to be starring in Lars's latest cinematic offering, 'The Nymphomaniac'.  If you are familiar with Lars's work, then you will know that he is not shy when it comes to graphic sex and nudity and some of the most nauseating depictions of such.  I mean, 2009's 'Antichrist' alone was gut-wrenching in its portrayal of a woman going as far as to actually snip off her clitoris.

 

Seriously.

I'm anticipating this since I anticipate everything from Lars, even when I wind up partially hating it (the lack of depth in 'Antichrist' personally negated the shock value) so I'm all in for this, and despite popular belief, I actually think that LaBeouf is a promising actor, so yay for him working with someone as important as Von Trier.  Besides, 'Melancholia' was a surprise masterpiece so he's back at the top of his game for now.

What do you think of this news?

5 comments:

  1. Antichrist is one of those movies I could never get drunk enough to watch. :-) I did like Breaking the Waves, though, and will probably try a few more Van Trier movies. Don't know what to say about Shia LeBoeuf. *LOL*

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    1. Antichrist was one of those movies I really wanted to watch but was totally afraid to, and for good reason. I think I gave it a C, mostly because Gainsbourg was insanely convincing in the role (that award at Cannes was no joke and she should have been up for an Oscar). It's a beautifully shot film, despite the gory and, well, gross overtones. Watch Dogville. Honestly, it's his finest film (that I've seen...still have yet to see Europa and The Idiots).

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    2. Dogville ... thanks for the recommendation. :) I'll give that a go.

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  2. I actually thought Antichrist was one of von Trier's best films, and I loved Melancholia. I'm anticipating his next film no matter who is in it or what it's about.

    That said, I'm a LaBeouf fan. (If I did a top 12 like you, he'd make my 2007 Best Actor list for Disturbia.) I've heard good things about his performance in Lawless, and I hope he continues to pick more serious roles like these.

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    1. Yeah, I'm with you on LaBeouf. I remember when my little brother watched that wretched show he was on when he was like ten and I never would have thought that he'd turn into a good actor. I'm happy for the direction his career is going.

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