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2 hits 2.8 (5 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 2 years ago by Hael

Melancholia

Release Date: Friday, November 11 2011
Stars: Kirsten Dunst , Charlotte Gainsbourg , Kiefer Sutherland , John Hurt , Alexander Skarsgård
Genre(s): Drama, Sci-fi

"Melancholia" story, characters and photos © Zentropa Entertainments


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2 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 11/29/11 - 2:08:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I definitely expected this to already be here but I searched several times and couldn't find it so apologies if I missed it and did a repeat. Also these things really need a spot for director.

Anyway I absolutely loved it. It's amazing how perfectly he captures severe depression. I can easily see how people would be put off, though. It moves kind of slowly at times and it'd be really easy to get frustrated at the main characters if you haven't felt similarly before. The visuals are gorgeous too. It's easily my favorite movie of the year so far.

2 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 12/5/11 - 1:04:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
really really want to see this.
2 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 12/9/11 - 11:50:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
I really enjoyed this! I've lived with major depression for about 10 years now, so I could really relate.
2 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 1/5/12 - 3:29:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Loved this movie. One of my favourites of the year.
2 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 1/5/12 - 2:18:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/5/11 - 1:04:47 AM poorrusty wrote:
really really want to see this.

only with one extra really
i'm waiting for the bluray so i can experience it in full glorious 1080p
SO CLOSE
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 1/25/12 - 2:13:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
well i liked this a lot
it was ravishing to look at and had great performances and decent insight into depression and giant planets crashing into us

the only thing that bothered me was how much it overused the wagner prelude to tristan (which is some of the best music ever, no doubt). once for the opening, great, works perfectly. at the end, fine, why not. every dramatic scene? um, maybe hold back just a little bit. and i didn't like how they started clumsily editing it so it'd just jump from one bit to another, it was really jarring for me
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 1/25/12 - 2:13:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
if it were me, i'd have maybe used the liebstod for the end any maybe some other wagner for the middle bits?
god knows there's enough of it
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 1/25/12 - 3:31:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I did notice it was a bit heavy on the music. Maybe he was treating it like an opera? Tristan and Isolde was about planets colliding too, right? Or maybe just overcompensating for the dogme stuff. It worked perfectly with the beginning, though.

I don't know what you mean by clumsy editing. I suppose the first half with the wedding did skip around a lot but I thought it gave the sense that a lot of time was passing and showed just how much she was refusing to do anything.
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 1/25/12 - 5:35:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
i mean the editing of the music

that whole qualm i have, it's solely to do with how the music was edited and reused too much
i feel that it was extremely appropriate and extremely nice, and i would have liked it if it didn't keep using the same bit over and over again, only cutting and pasting bits from it together in a really noticeable way (if you're familiar with the music)
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 1/25/12 - 5:53:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah I see your point there. I'm not very familiar with the music but I definitely noticed it was the same thing repeating a lot. I almost think it would have been better if there was no music except for the opening and the end. It would make it all seem bleaker.
2 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 4/9/12 - 11:32:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
not the funnest movie to watch but it sure has stayed with me
definitely worth watching
2 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 4/13/12 - 12:40:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 11/29/11 - 2:08:59 AM Hael wrote:
I definitely expected this to already be here but I searched several times and couldn't find it so apologies if I missed it and did a repeat. Also these things really need a spot for director. Anyway I absolutely loved it. It's amazing how perfectly he captures severe depression. I can easily see how people would be put off, though. It moves kind of slowly at times and it'd be really easy to get frustrated at the main characters if you haven't felt similarly before. The visuals are gorgeous too. It's easily my favorite movie of the year so far.


Now that I've read this I really want to see it.
2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 4/23/12 - 1:31:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm glad I watched it, but I will NEVER watch it again. Great picture, especially at the end, but very slow moving and a tad confusing at some points. It captures depression VERY well and anyone who has experienced moderate to severe depression should be able to relate. I know I did anyway.
Worth watching.
2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 5/6/12 - 8:26:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
I really loved this movie. Gorgeous and well-acted.
2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 5/7/12 - 3:12:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
kiefer! great score, but over-used. and great acting on all accounts. very very beautiful film.
2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 5/9/12 - 9:53:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I read the synopsis on the back of the DVD case. My best friend had another friend over for a movie, but I couldn't stay. I would have liked to see it. It does look interesting. Maybe one of these days, I can borrow it from his friend and see it.
2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 5/10/12 - 12:26:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
i think kiki's best movie, yet. and i've liked her in most of her films.
2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 5/11/12 - 2:57:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
The movie moved way too slowly for me. The beginning was painful to sit through- - I ended up falling asleep during the wedding reception...

2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 5/14/12 - 11:45:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
...I tried again, and still hated it. Not sure why it's considered 'Sci-Fi'.


2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 5/16/12 - 3:03:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah the genres people use really aren't adequate. I guess it's sci-fi because of the stuff with the other planet. There really should be some distinction for movies put in the sci-fi category when the sci-fi elements are just metaphors. And also one for speculative and dystopian fiction. I've seen A Clockwork Orange listed as sci-fi and that also seems wrong.
2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 5/16/12 - 3:03:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I only chose the categories that IMDB gave me.
2 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 5/18/12 - 5:23:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah- - Netflix has it listed the same way as well. The label worked well enough to suck me in to watching it, but even Kirsten Dunst in that wedding dress wasn't enough to hold my attention...



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