One for the film geeks

Okay, I’m afraid this is another cross-link with little input from myself – but I thought this was one of the more intriguing film blog entries I’ve seen lately. Have any of you seen Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructions? I haven’t… yet. The DVD’s on my shelf, but somehow it hasn’t actually made it into the player so far. In any case, here’s the trailer:

The FilmSchoolRejects site has posted suggestions for ten films (and directors) that von Trier should obstruct, which makes for geeky though fascinating reading. Personally I’m not a big fan of von Trier, but there are some cool ideas in there. And yes, there are a number of directors who should be shaken, kicked and dragged out of their rut – by force, if necessary.

One thought on “One for the film geeks

  1. Angel Dust March 21, 2010 / 9:33 am

    It’s a great film that one and particularly fun if you like Von Trier the film-maker but somewhat dislike Von Trier the man. Jørgen Leth is a perfect foil for Von Trier and creates some truly fantastic work but credit must be given to Von Trier for his downright diabolical and ingenious obstructions. I winced in empathetic pain when he handed some of them down.

    That list is fantastic too. Good God, does Burton need a kick up the arse.

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