Sacha Baron Cohen bashing Gerard Depardieu was definitely the highlight of the night for me.
I’ll leave it at that for now. Those are the 2 big categories that people will be looking forward too.
Best Motion Picture - Drama:
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
I really believe that Argo has a strong chance of winning this but there’s also a strong possibility that Lincoln takes it home. It’s really tough to say.
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Moonrise Kingdom is definitely my choice of this category, yet unfortunately I doubt it’s going to win it. If it doesn’t win, I’m looking more towards Silver Linings Playbook to end up winning. I can dream can’t I?
I’ll be posting my predictions for the Golden Globes in a bit. I hope everyone has a nice time tonight!
Who’s excited for the golden globes tonight? I know I am.
Mel·an·cho·li·a; a mental condition characterized by great depression of spirits and gloomy forebodings. Lars Von Trier characterizes this definition, into an apocalyptic masterpiece. It’s a film that will be undoubtedly recognized as one of the best movies of 2011. The scenes, the mood, the music, it’s all a work of art that has captured me. Melancholia tells the story of two sisters who both find themselves in troublesome situations while a mysterious planet is threatening to collide with earth. It stars, Kristen Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland.
The film opens up with images of Trier’s mind, from classic Danish artwork to his own piece. What we experience through this movie is unquestionably brilliant. The pieces of artwork that are presented in the beginning, work as a way to really set the mood of the movie. It is truly a visual masterpiece, since he is able to present his artwork in a moving fashion with the accompaniment of a real opera orchestra. He is practically presenting to us, a visual opera.
Love, is a theme that travels throughout the film. It is not introduced in the sense that love is present, but mostly in the sense that love is a factor that is absent in the relationships between the characters. Justine (Kristen Dunst), one of the two sisters, is getting married. It’s a grand celebration and it’s all she could ever ask for. The troubling news that rumbles through this event is the discovery of a planet that is on path towards earth. Soon enough, the mood of melancholy slowly falls in. Ironically, the planet is named Melancholia. Justine’s life, slowly crumbles to the ground as her relationship with her family is torn apart. The absence of love leaves her in a deep depression. This blue planet, Melancholia, vibrates through the entire movie and it sheds a dark light over everything.
As some may believe, the end of the world may be near, but Lars Von Trier was holding his secret messages behind every word and every image that he exposed in this film. He was able to tackle a movie about depression, in a way that you could never imagine. I believed that there was a clear reason behind a planet called Melancholia. Depression is a very terrible illness that is commonly ignored. Trier took this certain subject and turned into a way that people may understand. In the movie, the character Claire was so traumatized by the idea of a planet passing right by earth, that she believed that both of the worlds were going to collide. Her husband was a scientist who studied this passage of Melancholia and rapidly said that it would never happen. This situation can very well be compared with the situation of people that suffer of depression. The planet, Melancholia, stands by itself as a representation of depression. The poor people that suffer of this illness are often ignored and told that it will pass and everything will be fine. Lars Von Trier is tackling the subject of melancholia, by explaining that depression is a serious illness and you can’t just expect it to let it pass by. If you let it pass by, it will come right around and hit you hard. It’s a subject that I believe is very clear in the mind of Lars Von Trier.
A masterful filmmaker can present an image, but the characters inside are what define it. It could not be complete without the magnificent performances from Kristen Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Kristen Dunst is a truly remarkable actress of our time and she leaves you speechless. She makes you shake with depression on your mind. It is in my opinion, her greatest performance of her career. This opinion can equally be shared with the marvelous, Charlotte Gainsbourg. She can easily share the spotlight with Kristen Dunst. An outstanding performance by both of them. The emotions that are spilled out on to the screen are unreal.
This movie is fantastic. Lars Von Trier is a remarkable filmmaker. The way he exposes these ideas, is unbelievable. He is a true artist. I highly recommend this movie.