Friday, June 03, 2005

Dogville

Let's move on, folks.
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Maybe I should actually finish watching this movie before I review it. Or maybe they should actually have a SET to keep me entertained for an hour and fourty minutes.

Don’t get wrong, I’m all for artsy fartsy films, and I’m known for having quite a liking for them but this is a bit too far.

Nicole Kidman stars alongside Paul Bettany (Wimbledon, A Knight’s Tale) in the story of a woman who escapes gunshots and ends up in an incredibly tiny dead-end town surprisingly called
Dogville. She meets this guy named Tom Edison and he tells her to stay in the town, the people don’t want her there because she’s a criminal, he convinces them that she’s safe and then I turned it off.

It doesn’t sound half bad, right?

Yes, it does, but not only does it SOUND awful, it IS awful. The movie is filmed like a play. It’s on a sound stage of sorts with the houses, trees, mines, dogs and so on DRAWN onto the stage.

Am I joking?

No. I’m not joking.

It’s like a blueprint. There are no doors or walls in the film, the actors simply knock at thin air. Wait a second, this movie is starting to sound familiar. Oh yeah, I did this in grade 8 drama class at my low budget school that offered 3 electives.
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Lars Von Trier blew me away with “Dancer in the Dark” (which you should see), but fell shorter than a midget with this one.

Oh, and I hate
Nicole Kidman.

13 comments:

Radioactive Jam said...

No doubt you've probably already heard the great news: Ms. Kidman has agreed to work with the Dogville director on yet another film, Washington.

Dogville wasn't just some aberration; it was Part One of a trilogy. The new film is Part Three.

You might be thinking a director "skilled" enough to spew a piece of work like Dogville should know most trilogies run something like 1, then 2, and finally 3. Believe it or not, he does seem to know this. Part Deux - Manderley - is already done (without Nicole Kidman) and - well, it seems amazing but somehow I haven't yet seen it. Too late now I suppose, what with Three in the works.

Something to look forward to (missing).

A Sheltered Town said...

Jesus H. Christ.
Way to ruin my evening.

Egan said...

This Dogville movie was recommended to me. I told the other person to watch Office Space in return. I definitely got fucked in the deal. Fell asleep 10 minutes in to the movie.

A Sheltered Town said...

See O' Brother Where Art Thou or Miller's Crossing. Both about run aways, like Shitville, but much better. And Coen made.

Dickolas Wang said...

Yep, them's bonafide.

another bystander in a world of dementia said...

omg... what a queer movie...

Demosthenes said...

"COWS... I hate cows!"

good movie

Anonymous said...

Get a fucking life!

What do u do when your not drowning kittens?

Im going to murder your body then rape your soul!!

A Sheltered Town said...

When I'm not drowning kittens, I'm drowning puppies.

Radioactive Jam said...

You're probably doing them a favor. Otherwise they might end up living in "Dogville."

A Sheltered Town said...

Oh you devil, you.

Demosthenes said...

I'm not sure what I enjoy more: Idiots slandering blogs while posing as me or idiots slandering blogs as anonymous... but then again, here you never know if one is kidding or not.

Dave Harty said...

I went to Blockbuster the other night. Dogville (their only copy) was out, and they only had Dancer in the Dark on VHS. WHY cruel world! Plenty of copies of the Grudge and Saw though.