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    Subject: Re: Terrible, but . . .
    Date: Mar 28, 2001
    Sender: CraigPrevious | Next

    Dancer in the Dark is a courageous, risky film. This particular film didn't work for me, but I totally agree with you that Dogma 95 will reinvent cinema.

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    Response to this comment:
    Re: Terrible, but . . .

    Your points are all well taken. I had no intention of personal criticism - you clearly have a qualified opinion. My point was, if 'it' is art, 'it' is not done primarily for money (not a 'product'). Judgements such as 'terrible', or 'great' seem more appropriate for products, don't you think?. So, for example, it seems (IMHO) inappropriate to say of a Pollock painting one didn't like that it is 'Terrible, but...'? (One certainly MAY say this, of course.)

    Dogme95 exists to reinvent cinema, much as the atonality of Schoeberg, Webern and Berg meant to reinvent music. The influence of atonal works such as 'Lulu' and 'Wozzeck' is much greater than their appeal, and I feel the works of von Trier and disciples will have the same fate. As you can probably tell, I am in awe of what is trying to be done and fascinated by the results.







    Comment index:

  • loved it   from nathalie, Nov 6, 2000
  • [no subject]   from Ponet, Dec 3, 2000
  • Terrible, but . . .   from Craig, Jan 1, 2001
  • Re: Terrible, but . . .   from makingitup, Feb 21, 2001
  • Re: Terrible, but . . .   from Craig, Feb 24, 2001
  • Re: Terrible, but . . .   from makingitup, Feb 25, 2001
  • » Re: Terrible, but . . . «   from Craig, Mar 28, 2001
  • Re: Terrible, but . . .   from Erin, Jan 18, 2004
  • my two crowns...   from Odd Harry, Mar 4, 2001
  • Bjork is great   from George McKinney, Mar 20, 2001
  • Re: Bjork is great   from Craig, Mar 30, 2001
  • loved it   from nathalie, Nov 6, 2000
  • [no subject]   from Ponet, Dec 3, 2000
  • Terrible, but . . .   from Craig, Jan 1, 2001
  • Re: Terrible, but . . .   from makingitup, Feb 21, 2001
  • Re: Terrible, but . . .   from Craig, Feb 24, 2001
  • Re: Terrible, but . . .   from makingitup, Feb 25, 2001
  • » Re: Terrible, but . . . «   from Craig, Mar 28, 2001
  • Re: Terrible, but . . .   from Erin, Jan 18, 2004
  • my two crowns...   from Odd Harry, Mar 4, 2001
  • Bjork is great   from George McKinney, Mar 20, 2001
  • Re: Bjork is great   from Craig, Mar 30, 2001