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November 8, 2007 5:12 PM   Subscribe

von Trier/Van Halen
posted by geos (31 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
also from the comments...
posted by geos at 5:15 PM on November 8, 2007


It's a shame that whoever designed the Fassbinder one didn't have the decency to match the angles of the F and R properly. That could have looked hell of cool, instead of looking like the work of a damned chump.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:19 PM on November 8, 2007


OMG Fassbinder. You know I love Fassbinder. I have never seen Fassbinder merch before. Thankyou.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:20 PM on November 8, 2007


Nice, I want the Herzog one.
posted by statolith at 5:37 PM on November 8, 2007


They're pussies for not doing a swastika-encrusted REISENFAHL shirt.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 5:55 PM on November 8, 2007


Less see if we can mirror the comments over there bitching about the shirts not being for sale online.
posted by puke & cry at 5:57 PM on November 8, 2007


Those are great.
posted by brundlefly at 6:00 PM on November 8, 2007


Wait 'til they hear about these in that hipster thread below.
posted by chococat at 6:26 PM on November 8, 2007


FFS. Are you telling me they're advertising shirts they're too whatever to not sell online? You're advertising to me and not... ohhh FFS. Wtf.

[wants herzog]
posted by cavalier at 6:33 PM on November 8, 2007


Uh, they ARE available online, now. I just bought my brother's birthday present (HERZOG!!!).
posted by 235w103 at 6:46 PM on November 8, 2007


If Triumph of the Will had been shot by Leni Riesenfahl, it would have been a lot sweeter.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:58 PM on November 8, 2007


I hope someone buys Herzog a Herzog shirt for Christmas. If I were Werner Herzog, I'd have one for every day of the week.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:56 PM on November 8, 2007


I think I'd probably wear all of those. One can never have too many ironic t-shirts.

*touches earpiece*

Wait, I'm getting something from the control room.

*listens*

I'm being told that yes, one can have too many ironic t-shirts. Sorry about that.
posted by chuckdarwin at 3:50 AM on November 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


What? What about those T-shirts is ironic?
posted by Greg Nog at 4:12 AM on November 9, 2007


This tickles me in ways I can't quite express. Forwarding this on to all my filmgeek friends.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:08 AM on November 9, 2007


In for Herzog. I wonder if anyone I know will get it.
posted by stevil at 9:00 AM on November 9, 2007


How are these shirts ironic?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:22 AM on November 9, 2007


I'm being told that yes, one can have too many ironic t-shirts.

But one can never have too many iron-on t-shirts.

Also, I would wear most of these with no ironic intent whatsoever. (Not von Trier, though. Fuck that guy.)
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:29 AM on November 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


From dictionary.com:

characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"; "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"


There's a clash between the typographical implication of a metal band, and the denoted art-film director.
posted by Alex404 at 9:29 AM on November 9, 2007


Bollocks. Fassbinder was metal before there WAS metal!!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:52 AM on November 9, 2007


stevil writes "In for Herzog. I wonder if anyone I know will get it."

This is driving me crazy. I can't remember the original. I can almost see it in my mind ... please hope me.
posted by krinklyfig at 10:33 AM on November 9, 2007


Atom Eyes writes "Also, I would wear most of these with no ironic intent whatsoever. (Not von Trier, though. Fuck that guy.)"

???
posted by krinklyfig at 10:39 AM on November 9, 2007


Krinklyfig… Danzig?
posted by JBennett at 10:43 AM on November 9, 2007


Atom Eyes writes "Also, I would wear most of these with no ironic intent whatsoever. (Not von Trier, though. Fuck that guy.)"

???


You're supposed to hate Von Trier these days. Hip directors are presently Herzog, Jarmusch, Bergman, and Jodorowsky.

Of course, most of these haters haven't seen the terribly endearing The Five Obstructions, one of the best directorial self-portraits I've ever seen.

And since most people still do not know a thing about Fassbinder, he was kind of like Von Trier, very high on A effect, but skewered his own culture, on their deutchmark.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:50 AM on November 9, 2007


You're supposed to hate Von Trier these days.

No, I just really, really hated Dancer in the Dark.

Although I am intrigued by this bit at the end of his Wikipedia entry: "He's currently working on a horror movie, Antichrist, which postulates the Earth was created by Satan rather than God."

I might actually pay money to see that.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:54 AM on November 9, 2007


Speaking of Fassbinder: The Criterion Collection is releasing the long unobtainable Berlin Alexanderplatz on Tuesday. 7 discs, 940 minutes. It's longish, but I hear it's good.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 12:06 PM on November 9, 2007


Atom Eyes: so you liked his other films? I'm confused.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:35 PM on November 9, 2007


I thought this was going to be a link to a mash-up of a Van Halen song with a Von Trier movie or something.
Can't have everything...but I did find Radiohead and Von Trier.
posted by Rashomon at 1:55 PM on November 9, 2007


This is the website of my local video store, it's the best video store ever-- they even sell code-free DVD players so you can watch import DVDs. their selection is awesome and they even have a section which is called "80s movies where the cover has a guy with his sunglasses below his eyes"
posted by cell divide at 2:17 PM on November 9, 2007


This made my fanboy self squeal in delight. Cinefile is awesome, though I don't get to go there as often as I would like due to geographical considerations. *sigh*

Lars von Trier has always had his haters, so I think it's unfair to characterize it like it's a fad. When you're a provocateur, it's inevitable that some people are going to call you on your provocation. Plus, watching two hours of sadism directed towards Nicole Kidman, Björk, or Emily Watson isn't exactly endearing. For the record, I liked Dogville.

And Bergman? Hip? I've always gotten a somewhat anti-Bergman sentiment among younger cinephiles like myself. If not anti-Bergman, then at least the feeling that he's not as really relevant anymore.
posted by Weebot at 3:20 PM on November 9, 2007


JBennett writes "Krinklyfig… Danzig?"

Just getting home from work. Yes, of course. Thanks.
posted by krinklyfig at 5:46 PM on November 9, 2007


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