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10 Reasons Why Lars Von Trier Might Actually be a Feminist

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Lars Von Trier, the Danish director and screenwriter behind such films as Melancholia (2011) and Antichrist (2009), is a controversial figure in the world of contemporary cinema.

Half of the 14 films he has directed and written from 1977 to his most recent film, Nymphomaniac, in 2013, follow a female protagonist, and feature such contentious themes as sexuality, society and human nature, and psychological trauma and pathology. Any man repeatedly tackling such personal and intimate parts of the female experience  is inevitably exposing himself to scrutiny.

There have been many articles written about the so-called blatant misogyny found in his films, and there are some valid arguments one could make in regard to this notion, but there is one argument in particular, that many such articles are largely built upon, that is completely absurd: that the treatment of women in his films is presented to be mimicked, rather than abhorred.

Anyone who understands anything about storytelling can clearly see how ridiculous this argument is. It’s the same as saying “12 Years a Slave” is encouraging people to own slaves simply because it depicts slavery.

His films clearly show the many forms and consequences of oppression towards women in an attempt to reveal and expose, and whatever other agenda he may have or subconscious male fantasies he may be playing out, the overarching plots of the vast majority of his films present women as sympathetic characters, and present the oppression they face as disgraceful and consequential, and it doesn’t get more feminist than that.
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(9) Chungking Express - Wong Kar Wai (Full Movie with 14 languages Sub) - YouTube

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David Fincher: Fight Club, The Game & Panic Room (The Directors Series - FULL DOCUMENTARY) - YouTube

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David Fincher: Capturing the Zeitgeist [PT 1] Fight Club (The Directors Series) - Indie Film Hustle - YouTube

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How the cinema of Wong Kar-wai reflects a Hong Kong in transition

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For most of the 20th century, that expiration date was 1 July, 1997, the day that would see Britain’s lease of the Hong Kong region come to an end, transferring sovereignty back to mainland China. In the two decades since, the number that many citizens of Hong Kong have been keeping a wary eye on is 2047, the year of expiration for the mainland and Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” framework that has allowed the latter territory to maintain its autonomy.

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Maya Deren’s Film Philosophy

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Born April 29, 1917, this year would have been Maya Deren’s 100th birthday. In celebration of her contribution to experimental cinema, this video outlines some of the key principles informing…
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Maya Deren's Lasting Influence on Pop Culture

Maya Deren’s first film has made an indelible mark on both "high" and "low" culture: It may have been made all the way back in the 1940s, but everyone fro
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Christopher Nolan: How to Direct Your First Feature Film

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Christopher Nolan is by far one of the greatest directors of his generation. In this masterclass he takes you through how to direct your first feature film.
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Reflection 9: Fight Club

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Jack: “I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all the French beaches I'd never see. I wanted to breathe…

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Eraserhead: the true story behind David Lynch's surreal shocker

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Forty years on, the director’s fatherhood freakout has lost none of its horrific power
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A Classic Alfred Hitchcock Plot Structure Device For Screenwriters by Michael Hauge - Film Courage

A Classic Alfred Hitchcock Plot Structure Device For Screenwriters by Michael Hauge - Film Courage | A2 Film Studies | Scoop.it
  Film Courage: Forgive me, Michael. Can you explain please quickly what a structural device is? It’s a little unclear to me. Michael Hauge: Sure. Well, first of all let’s talk about what structure means. Structure or plot structure simply means the sequence of events. What’s the sequence? What happens and when does it happen?
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7 Reasons Why “In the Mood for Love” Is The Best Romantic Film of the 21st Century (So Far)

7 Reasons Why “In the Mood for Love” Is The Best Romantic Film of the 21st Century (So Far) | A2 Film Studies | Scoop.it
In his review of “2046”, a Wong Kar-wai movie that is practically a sequel to “In the Mood for Love”, Roger Ebert wrote: “It is always too early o
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A Guide to Favels in Brazil - Slums and Communities

A Guide to Favels in Brazil - Slums and Communities | A2 Film Studies | Scoop.it
A favela is a slum, an illegal settlement built on squatted lands. A favela is a slum, an illega
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Come Together review – Wes Anderson's H&M Christmas ad is short and sweet

Come Together review – Wes Anderson's H&M Christmas ad is short and sweet | A2 Film Studies | Scoop.it
Adrien Brody channels George Clooney in The Grand Budapest Hotel director’s festive new TV advert that’s sentimental but full of tasty treats
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'Ordeal arthouse': why do auteurs want to make audiences suffer?

'Ordeal arthouse': why do auteurs want to make audiences suffer? | A2 Film Studies | Scoop.it
Caniba, a hard-going film about a cannibal, has prompted walkouts – but highbrow film-makers who indulge in ultraviolence are often given more leeway by critics
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind review – Spielberg's spectacular returns to Earth

Close Encounters of the Third Kind review – Spielberg's spectacular returns to Earth | A2 Film Studies | Scoop.it
Digitally restored to mark the 40th anniversary of its release, the director’s UFO blockbuster has lost none of its grand celestial magic
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La Haine 20 years on: what has changed?

La Haine 20 years on: what has changed? | A2 Film Studies | Scoop.it
In 1995, La Haine held up a mirror to modern France’s social ills. Now, with a sequel mooted and France again experiencing uncertainty, we reflect on the film’s legacy
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Artists and Experimental Cinema in Italy 1960–1970

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This selection of extremely rare short films, including Il Mostro Verde, which features Merz’s Living Sculpture, reveals the exciting, eclectic collaborations among painters, poets, directors, and theater actors in 1960s Italy. Films by Tonino De Bernardi and Paolo Menzio and artists such as Ugo Nespolo and Luca Maria Patella highlight an adventurous underground cinema influenced by Arte Povera in Turin, the experimental films of Cooperative Cinema Indipendente in Rome, and the American avant-garde and independent film scene.
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Short Films Directed by Maya Deren

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Short Films Directed by Maya Deren The function of film, Maya Deren believed, like most art forms, was to create an experience; each one of her films would evoke new conclusions, lending her focu
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Hitchcock’s Symphony: “PSYCHO” A Shot-by-Shot Commentary

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It’s quite easy for someone to enjoy film. Loving film is completely different. For those who see film enjoy them, yet only those who can read film truly love it and understand it as an art form. Hitchcock is probably the most well known director of all time. There is no absolute answer to what…
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Is this the weirdest series of films ever made?

Is this the weirdest series of films ever made? | A2 Film Studies | Scoop.it
Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle makes for a uniquely strange and self-indulgent viewing experience.
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Ex Machina — The Control of Information

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Beyond the Infinite: Part One

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In the first of a two-part analysis, Leah Hendriks explores the fascinating interconnections that exist above and below the surfaces between maverick director Stanley Kubrick and the experimental film works of Maya Deren, Jordan Belson, Stan Brakhage, and Kenneth Anger. Hendriks concentrates mainly on 2001: A Space Odyssey (in part one) and Eyes Wide Shut (in part two).
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Stanley Kubrick - The Cinematic Experience

This is a reupload from my secondary channel now that my copyright strike has expired. Original upload date: February 20th 2016 Support this Channel o
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On the Channel: Auteurs in Space

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Despite its reputation as a popcorn genre, science fiction has been an exciting frontier for some of cinema’s most innovative and ambitious masters.
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