Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Melancholia (2011)

Justine: The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it. 
Claire: What? 
Justine: Nobody will miss it. 
Claire: But where would Leo grow? 
Justine: All I know is, life on earth is evil. 
Claire: Then maybe life somewhere else. 

Justine: But there isn't. 
Claire: How do you know? 
Justine: Because I know things.
Claire: Oh yes, you always imagined you did. 
Justine: I know we're alone. 
Claire: I don't think you know that at all. 
Justine: 678. The bean lottery. Nobody guessed 
the amount of beans in the bottle. 
Claire: No, that's right. 
Justine: But I know. 678. 
Claire: Well, perhaps. But what does that prove?  
Justine: That I know things. And when I say we're alone, 
we're alone. Life is only on earth, and not for long. 

How fortunate I am that Kirsten Dunst and Lars von Trier share a birthday - now every April 30th I can call it Melancholia Day and I can think about this movie (my numero uno favorite of 2011) and quote it and throw myself a Melancholia party where I serve plates of ash to people and then we all take turns having sad unenthusiastic sex with Alexander Skarsgard. What fun! 

What would you do at a Melancholia-themed party?


Film Excess Movie Review Blog said...

1. Pee on the host's lawn like a girl.
2. Throw myself in a nearby lake/pond/stream (any substantial mass of water) in a bridal gown.

AG said...

'sad unenthusiastic sex with Alexander Skarsgard'

That sounds so kinky and hot!