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Lars von Trier

Linda Badley

Abstract

Scandinavia's foremost living auteur and the catalyst of the Dogme 95 movement, Lars von Trier is arguably world cinema's most confrontational and polarizing figure. Willfully devastating audiences, he takes risks few filmmakers would conceive, mounting projects that somehow transcend the grand follies they narrowly miss becoming. Challenging conventional limitations and imposing his own rules, he restlessly reinvents the film language. He has cultivated an insistently transnational cinema, taking inspiration from sources that range from the European avant-garde to American genre films. This b ... More

Keywords: auteur, Scandinavia, Dogme 95, Lars von Trier, transnational cinema, European avant-garde, American films, horror psychodrama, controversial, film director

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252035913
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252035913.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Badley, author
Middle Tennessee State University

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