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dc.creatorLord, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-26T11:45:09Z
dc.date.available2018-09-26T11:45:09Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.necsus-ejms.org/test/her-green-materials-mourning-melancholia-and-not-so-vital-materialisms/
dc.identifier.urihttps://mediarep.org/handle/doc/3262
dc.description.abstract‘I’m trudging through a grey woolly yarn. It’s clinging to my legs. It’s really heavy to drag along’, says Justine (Kirsten Dunst) to her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourgh). Draped like a corpse in the whiteness of her wedding dress, Justine is immobile in a state of acute depression – that is, melancholia. The colour palette of Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA (2011) with its opening sequence of slow motion sensuality establishes the thesis statement of the film’s narrative. The green and vital life of Earth, its cultural traditions and weddings, will be obliterated for eternity by an incoming rogue planet called Melancholia. This narrative premise allows the spectator to witness cinema at its most painterly, as tableaux vivant with compositions that illuminate Justine’s wedding in many shades of green. Grey and blue insert shots set in space foreshadow the film’s denouement: the grey and ashy blue absorption of Earth by Melancholia.en
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherAmsterdam University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
dc.subjectFilmde
dc.subjectGründe
dc.subjectMelancholiede
dc.subjectTrauerde
dc.subjectfilmen
dc.subjectgreenen
dc.subjectmaterialen
dc.subjectmelancholiaen
dc.subjectmourningen
dc.subject.ddcddc:791
dc.titleHer green materials – Mourning, MELANCHOLIA, and not-so-vital materialismsen
dc.typearticle
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLord, Catherine (2013): Her green materials – Mourning, MELANCHOLIA , and not-so-vital materialisms. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies 2 (1), 179–196. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2013.1.LORD.
dc.type.statuspublishedVersion
dc.subject.personLars von Trier
local.subject.gndhttps://d-nb.info/gnd/119409070
local.subject.wikidatahttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q133730
local.subject.wikidatahttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q165699
local.source.spage179
local.source.epage196
local.source.issue1
local.source.volume2
dc.identifier.doi10.5117/NECSUS2013.1.LORD
dc.subject.workMELANCHOLIA
dc.relation.isPartOfissn:2213-0217
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdam
local.coverpage2019-08-26T16:38:25


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