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  •  READER COMMENTS

    Reader comments on Dogville

    Subject: Young Americans
    Date: Feb 14, 2004
    Sender: GeezerPrevious | Next

    I didn't think the main part of the film was anti-American. It seemed much more like an Old Testament story: Sodom and Gomarrah, or the Book of Job, where God is harsh, testing and basically disappointed with humanity. And everyone gets smote with the edge of the sword. The only reason it's set in America is becuase that's where most films today are set. It's where the action is.

    The end credits on the other hand, were Anti-American. America is superb at showing the world only the best, most glamourous idea of itself, in films, and in songs like Young Americans, American Girl, California Girls etc etc just add to it.

    The pictures of poverty stricken, uncool America during the end credits of dogville are subversive, becuase they go against that notion of America as sunny, carefree place. Just like everywhere else, the US is a place where humans live: and humans aren't perfect.

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    Response to this comment:
    Wynona in Dogville

    Nicole, while great, just seems to play sneaky a bit. I kept thinking it should've been Wynona Rider (sp?). She plays the tortured one so well. On the other hand, it was a bit ironic that Tom (Tom Cruise)was playing across the hall as oh, let me guess: a cocky guy who turns good? It was a bit long and arty but the least offensive to my senses. To me, the condemnation of the species was much more clear than any anti-US sentiment. That's just marketing.






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  • Dogville   from Meola, Oct 15, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Patricia, Oct 27, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Simone, Nov 7, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Debbie, Apr 18, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from the one not so smart, Mar 16, 2004
  • Re: Dogville/essay help   from danny boy, Mar 25, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Mary, Aug 30, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from hannah, Nov 13, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from beTha, Nov 23, 2003
  • Bored People   from Tschuri Cazzino, Feb 7, 2004
  • Re: Bored People   from Marcio, Feb 22, 2004
  • Re: Bored People   from an american, Oct 2, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Morlot, Nov 20, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Mary X, Dec 6, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from inge, Jan 1, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from akilis, Jul 15, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Carina, Jan 23, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Sara, Apr 11, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Richard, Sep 2, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from surnia, Sep 6, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Farghite, Nov 24, 2004
  • Dogville   from alice, Nov 8, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Iulian, Nov 17, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from donal, Nov 19, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from ciprian, Jan 4, 2004
  • Rumours about Dogville   from Funraiser, Mar 30, 2004
  • Re: Rumours about Dogville   from Lillia, Jun 14, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from beTha, Nov 23, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Baruch, Dec 6, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from sir Charles, Dec 7, 2003
  • Dogville   from Lena, Dec 11, 2003
  • Dogville   from Tofa, Dec 25, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from sir Charles, Jan 1, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Joe, Jan 4, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Lena, Jan 7, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Tess, Jan 6, 2004
  • Denmar?   from John Callaway, Jan 15, 2004
  • Re: Denmar?   from Funraiser, Mar 30, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from kate, Jan 16, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Eva, Jan 2, 2005
  • Re: Dogville   from emet, Jan 21, 2004
  • Brilliant   from John Callaway, Jan 15, 2004
  • one for the ages   from killian, Jan 16, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Martin, Jan 17, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from djinni9, Jan 19, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Marion the librarian, Jan 22, 2004
  • The Daughter of God   from Duck, Jan 23, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from sylvie, May 25, 2004
  • missing some points   from john moron, Jan 28, 2004
  • Re: missing some points   from paul, Jan 30, 2004
  • Wynona in Dogville   from j, Feb 2, 2004
  • » Young Americans «   from Geezer, Feb 14, 2004
  • Re: Young Americans   from Nik, Feb 21, 2004
  • Of course its a bias film   from Aaron G, Mar 30, 2004
  • Re: Wynona in Dogville   from akilis, Jul 15, 2004
  • Still thinking...   from Marcio V. Pinheiro, Feb 22, 2004
  • Re: Still thinking...   from Adhemar Testa, Apr 4, 2004
  • Dogville as Cinema   from Mike, May 28, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Sofia, Mar 5, 2004
  • [no subject]   from , Mar 11, 2004
  • [no subject]   from , Mar 11, 2004
  • dogville   from Davide, Apr 28, 2004
  • anti-american?   from ej, Jul 7, 2004
  • Re: anti-american?   from cholte, Jul 15, 2004
  • [no subject]   from tony, Aug 3, 2004
  • Dogville   from Dellie, Sep 7, 2004
  • Re: anti-american?   from Manny, Mar 1, 2005
  • poxville   from dredd, Jul 17, 2004
  • Re: poxville LIFE AINT CHEAP, MATE!   from Henry, Oct 6, 2004
  • Thinking or Feeling   from Anselmo, Aug 23, 2004
  • Arrogance always wins   from Oxnard, Aug 31, 2004
  • self-incrimination   from paul, Sep 12, 2004
  • Dogville   from Mark, Nov 27, 2006
  • Dogville excellence   from Carlos Carona, Sep 13, 2004
  • Critique of Western nations, male/female split   from jarrell fisher, Dec 13, 2004
  • Please stop: politics and art are seperate   from jarrell fisher, Dec 13, 2004
  • Re: Please stop: politics and art are seperate   from Jean-Guy, Dec 30, 2004
  • HELLO!!!!   from Sam, Jan 23, 2007
  • Re. Dogville   from Helen, Apr 15, 2007
  • Dogville   from Meola, Oct 15, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Patricia, Oct 27, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Simone, Nov 7, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Debbie, Apr 18, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from the one not so smart, Mar 16, 2004
  • Re: Dogville/essay help   from danny boy, Mar 25, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Mary, Aug 30, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from hannah, Nov 13, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from beTha, Nov 23, 2003
  • Bored People   from Tschuri Cazzino, Feb 7, 2004
  • Re: Bored People   from Marcio, Feb 22, 2004
  • Re: Bored People   from an american, Oct 2, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Morlot, Nov 20, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Mary X, Dec 6, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from inge, Jan 1, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from akilis, Jul 15, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Carina, Jan 23, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Sara, Apr 11, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Richard, Sep 2, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from surnia, Sep 6, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Farghite, Nov 24, 2004
  • Dogville   from alice, Nov 8, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Iulian, Nov 17, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from donal, Nov 19, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from ciprian, Jan 4, 2004
  • Rumours about Dogville   from Funraiser, Mar 30, 2004
  • Re: Rumours about Dogville   from Lillia, Jun 14, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from beTha, Nov 23, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from Baruch, Dec 6, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from sir Charles, Dec 7, 2003
  • Dogville   from Lena, Dec 11, 2003
  • Dogville   from Tofa, Dec 25, 2003
  • Re: Dogville   from sir Charles, Jan 1, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Joe, Jan 4, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Lena, Jan 7, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Tess, Jan 6, 2004
  • Denmar?   from John Callaway, Jan 15, 2004
  • Re: Denmar?   from Funraiser, Mar 30, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from kate, Jan 16, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Eva, Jan 2, 2005
  • Re: Dogville   from emet, Jan 21, 2004
  • Brilliant   from John Callaway, Jan 15, 2004
  • one for the ages   from killian, Jan 16, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Martin, Jan 17, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from djinni9, Jan 19, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from Marion the librarian, Jan 22, 2004
  • The Daughter of God   from Duck, Jan 23, 2004
  • Re: Dogville   from sylvie, May 25, 2004
  • missing some points   from john moron, Jan 28, 2004
  • Re: missing some points   from paul, Jan 30, 2004
  • Wynona in Dogville   from j, Feb 2, 2004
  • » Young Americans «   from Geezer, Feb 14, 2004
  • Re: Young Americans   from Nik, Feb 21, 2004
  • Of course its a bias film   from Aaron G, Mar 30, 2004
  • Re: Wynona in Dogville   from akilis, Jul 15, 2004
  • Still thinking...   from Marcio V. Pinheiro, Feb 22, 2004
  • Re: Still thinking...   from Adhemar Testa, Apr 4, 2004
  • Dogville as Cinema   from Mike, May 28, 2004
  • [no subject]   from Sofia, Mar 5, 2004
  • [no subject]   from , Mar 11, 2004
  • [no subject]   from , Mar 11, 2004
  • dogville   from Davide, Apr 28, 2004
  • anti-american?   from ej, Jul 7, 2004
  • Re: anti-american?   from cholte, Jul 15, 2004
  • [no subject]   from tony, Aug 3, 2004
  • Dogville   from Dellie, Sep 7, 2004
  • Re: anti-american?   from Manny, Mar 1, 2005
  • poxville   from dredd, Jul 17, 2004
  • Re: poxville LIFE AINT CHEAP, MATE!   from Henry, Oct 6, 2004
  • Thinking or Feeling   from Anselmo, Aug 23, 2004
  • Arrogance always wins   from Oxnard, Aug 31, 2004
  • self-incrimination   from paul, Sep 12, 2004
  • Dogville   from Mark, Nov 27, 2006
  • Dogville excellence   from Carlos Carona, Sep 13, 2004
  • Critique of Western nations, male/female split   from jarrell fisher, Dec 13, 2004
  • Please stop: politics and art are seperate   from jarrell fisher, Dec 13, 2004
  • Re: Please stop: politics and art are seperate   from Jean-Guy, Dec 30, 2004
  • HELLO!!!!   from Sam, Jan 23, 2007
  • Re. Dogville   from Helen, Apr 15, 2007