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    Dancer In The Dark

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Wreybies, Jun 19, 2008.

    I include this post not just as a ‘hey have you seen, did you like blank movie’ post. I actually have a question behind it that relates to writing. The question concerns accountability as a writer.


    I love Bjork. From all the way back when she was with The Sugarcubes, all through her solo career, to the present day, I have been a fan.

    Last night at the local Blockbuster movie rental outlet, I came across the movie Dancer In The Dark. I saw Bjork’s unmistakable face on the cover and almost dropped the other movies I had in hand. Literally.

    I rented the movie, ran home, and popped it in the player.

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    ??????:eek::(:mad:????????? (In that order)

    I can’t remember a movie ever leaving me feeling so violated. That is the only word I can think of to describe the sensation of having been emotionally used, played, and manipulated. Of course the movie had me in sobbing, choked tears at the end, but they weren’t the same kind of tears I shed at Beaches. I felt like I needed a counselor and perhaps a ‘kit’ to hand over to the police prior to having a long shower.

    I’m all about free speech. I’m not arguing that, but at what point does accountability come into play for a writer?

    Anyone else seen this little flick and felt the same way?
     
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    I haven't seen the movie - but I remember when it came out the reviews were wildly varied...

    I know what you're talking about though - I felt the same way after I saw Mr Holland's Opus. Sometimes a movie is made for very obvious reasons, and it isn't that an amazing story needed to be told (Miss Congeniality 2 is a perfect example, the studio execs quite literally went 'Hey, the first one did better than we expected, let's make a sequel').

    The worst case was once upon a time, I reviewed a story for someone, it really pulled at my heart strings, as it was a very tenderly told coming of age romance. After I posted my glowing review it was revealed the story was written on a bet to prove they could write a story and acheive said result with females... :mad:

    But at the end of the day, you agree to go on the trip, if you know what I mean.
     
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    No...but I now plan to watch it by the end of the weekend...

    I am speechless Wrey....I am.
     
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    Be prepared. Score some benzo before the watching.

    My analogy notwithstanding, there are no scenes of sexual violation. The movie is disturbing on a very different level.
     
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    What is the movie about?
     
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    Why does Bruce Springsteen come to mind?
     
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    Why am I so confused? (Do I get a prize for being the 3rd person in a row to post a question? This is technically the 4th question in a row, but still the 3rd post.)
     
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    ZOMG! I went to look at this movie on Wikipedia, since I've never heard of it before, and was astounded by how goofy it sounded. Then, last night, it was on TV! *cue eerie music*

    Just thought I'd share that.

    And this is the first time I have ever used the acronym "ZOMG." Been wanting to for quite a while.
     
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    'Splain me Lucy. What is ZOMG?
     
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    I rented it earlier today and I just started it. It sounds pretty intense.
     
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    Zomg is just a silly take on omg. I think it has more 'zing' to it. More Oh My God! Then omg!
     
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    Near the end was crazy. The last scene was amazing [in a morbid sense.]

    I wish they made more movies like this. Radical and going out of their way to try to make a point..

    I loved this movie.
     

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