Director Lars Von Trier on “Filmic” Films

At the beginning of my career, I made very “filmic” films. The problem is that now, it has become too easy — all you have to do is buy a computer and you have filmic. You have armies rampaging over mountains, you have dragons. You just push a button. I think it was okay to be filmic when, for instance, Kubrick had to wait two months for the light on the mountain behind Barry Lyndon when he was riding towards us. I think that was great. But if you only have to wait two seconds and then some kid with a computer fills it in… It’s another art form, I’m sure, but I’m not interested.

From Lion’s Gate’s press notes for Dogville

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