Although at first sight this might look like a simple ‘making of DANCER IN THE DARK’, the later developments in the film reveal the whole drama of Lars von Trier’s inner life during the shooting process. All his doubts and insecurities in collaborating with the crew and actors - especially actresses - are exposed. The biggest drama started when Björk walked off the set. Nobody knew whether she would be back or not. Admitting that he feels threatened by women, who can ‘make him feel embarrassed’, the director gives this documentary the nature of a personal diary. When he discusses the importance, purpose and beauty of the use of a hundred cameras in a certain sequence or the meaning of the Dogma 95 rules, the audience is witnessing the process of the artist’s search. Is the pain that the director went through during the shooting really visible in the final result, as Lars von Trier claims in this film? (from: http://www.idfa.nl/)
Maria (ag) wrote: I Fucking Love Skateboard LOL! :D
Christopher G (au) wrote: A small documentary put about the history of the Disney animation studio up through its 90's renaissance with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and the Lion King. Interesting topic, but the movie wasn't too exciting. It would've been cool to see more test footage and concepting as opposed to the political struggle at the top of the Disney food chain.
Mac G (de) wrote: Cute flick. Big Macy fan.
Travis E (gb) wrote: 3.0/5.0 stars (raised from 1.0/5.0 stars)
Mitchell W (ru) wrote: Love the album it spawned ("Parade"), but oh man, was this movie awful.
M C (gb) wrote: A fun B-movie reminiscent of 'Gremlins' with cool special F/X for a low budget movie. Not as re-watchable as you'd think, but a lot of fun. 59/100
Mike A (gb) wrote: Excellent drama about logging unions versus a family business in Oregon. The issues portrayed in this movie are still hot topics to this day. Tremendous cast led by Paul Newman and Henry Fonda make this movie appealing.
Matt R (gb) wrote: Luscious Freddie Young cinematography and some epic scenes save this biblical drama from being a bit of a bore. The first two acts are a bit dull, but not too bad. In the third act things heat up and the climactic scene in which the Egyptian army disappears into a canyon is great. Nowhere near the class of Ben-Hur which was released in the same year, but worth a look if you're into biblical epics.
Geo B (au) wrote: Very poor cinematic-ally , in that ideas have to be conveyed by words being read from a diary. Terribly distances the audience. Hokey. Poor acting. The priest is basically expressionless or sad almost all the time. Hard to believe this impressed anyone. Unbelievable that this priest impresses the countess and her daughter. Perhaps it would appeal to philosophers that debate the concept of "Grace." Lighting and makeup were too stagey, so that did not help to involve me.