Quote of the Week: Armond on <i>Manderlay</i>

by clarencecarter
February 17, 2006 6:29 AM
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In typical fashion, White skewers von Trier's latest (which I haven't seen yet) culminating in this lance straight to the heart:

"Malick’s distorted American history also contrasts Terrence Malick’s beneficent The New World, perverting Malick’s artsiness and grace."

You may think there's a typo in there, but keep reading until it makes sense.


  • aaron | February 22, 2006 10:31 AMReply

    I find it really hard to believe that White dislikes Manderlay. And I find it harder to believe that White probably made up his mind about the film long before he saw it. And I am just at a loss to see that White would pepper this "review" with the word "smug." It just doesn't make sense because the only smug, self-righteous, morally superior, arrogant sack of garbage I see is White. So how can he accuse others of being smug? A real head-scratcher, that one!

  • robbiefreeling | February 17, 2006 4:57 AMReply

    Oh my God...can you imagine how long Armond was sharpening his knives for this one? A Lars von Trier film about the legacy of slavery and African-American self-made slave mentality? He must have been frothing at the mouth and jumping up and down like a leprechaun in a goldmine when he heard.

    Luckily, the movie does suck. Read this to find out why: http://www.reverseshot.com/autumn05/nyff/manderlay.html