The House that Jack Built is a strange place to start with Von Trier. You can watch it, but understanding why the arguments are made that are made only comes from seeing a bit more of Von Trier's stuff, especially given that he cuts sections of his other movies into this one.
Context helps with this film, I think. >>108359506>People couldn't see past the subject matter to see the quality of the film
This seems to be the trend with von Trier. I had a friend pretty ambivalent about Melancholia, because they saw it as a poorly made film about the end of the world instead of a magnificent film about two sisters.
You take the most vague, low resolution picture of what the movie is about and claim that's what should have been focused on. That's why cunts like Rolling Stone give his stuff a 1/5 because who would wanna watch a film about a serial killer, amirite?>>108359577
And there's no doubt that the farthest depths of Hell are filled with artists such as Jack. Good point.