Dancer in the Dark (2000)

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Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Postby A Boy Named Seo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:02 pm

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113) Butch Huskey, RF, 3B, 1B, LF, DH, 1993-1998

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Anyone seen this? I'd watched it a few years after it came out and made my poor gf watch it last night.

I feel asleep, of course, and woke up to her sobbing her eyes out at Bjork's beautiful performance. It's a dark musical, all the original score is written and performed by Bjork (including one amazing duet with Radiohead's Thom Yorke).



Fun fact! In this, her acting debut, Bjork was nominated for a ton of awards including Golden Globe for best actress and the Oscar for best music (and she won a ton of smaller awards, too!).

Another fun fact! Bjork's debut would also be her retirement, as she said the emotional toll of playing this character was something she never wanted to go through again. :'-(

Less fun fact! Very recently, Bjork joined the #metoo movement, essentially calling out (not by name) Lars Von Trier for sexual harassment during filming of this very movie. story -> https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news ... er-w509026

As I said, this movie is beautiful and heavy, and the soundtrack is gorgeous. You may need to watch a couple episodes of "Friends" or "How I Met Your Mother" afterward to reset your emotional compass. Don't watch if you're a shitty mood! Available on Amazon Prime for $3, or free on the internet if you don't give a shit about stealing!
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Re: Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Postby sharpie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:17 pm

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5) Darryl Strawberry, RF, CF, LF, 1983-1990

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I saw it when it first came out on video. Have to say that I can't remember too much about it except that Bjork did turn in an impressive performance. I also remember thinking that the ending was pretty far-fetched. Wouldn't mind seeing it again. I've liked a lot of Lars von Trier's movies (Breaking the Waves, Dogville, Melancholia) but had a tough time with Nymphomaniac.


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