Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Kim: Why do you keep torturing yourself?
Fisher: I have to! I believe in joy!

Kind of hard to believe that director Lars von Trier has been at what he's been at since the 1970s since it wasn't until 1996 and Breaking the Waves that I became aware of him -- hell IMDb lists short-films under his name all the way back into the 1960s, but seeing as how the first one was made when he was 11 I am thinking that Lars himself got on IMDb and went a little cuckoo. If there's a LVT scholar in the house please advise! Anyway this film here, 1984's The Element of Crime, is the oldest film of his I have seen and that's thanks to Criterion -- indeed this very day they have released his "Europe Trilogy" of films onto blu-ray! Pick up a copy at this link if you didn't pre-order back when I previously told you to pre-order. The trilogy includes the 1987 film Epidemic and the 1991 film Europa. Any fans?

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