Watch out it’s a new Gaspar Noé movie.

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Gaspar Noé. Do you know that name? If not go and rent a movie called Irreversible. Are you back? I apologize. I know that was really hard to watch. Now you will never forget the name Gaspar Noé. He’s a French director who up until this point had ridden the line between “The next Stanley Kubrick!” and “Disgusting useless film maker”. He has a new movie called Enter the Void which will help the world decide which tag line will be set upon his name permanently.


Teaser of Enter the Void by Gaspar Noé (new version)
by Le_Temps_Detruit_Tout

I’m not sure why but there is violence that is wrong,  violence like porn and violence like art. Our world has a large pool of music that fits in the violence as art category. Maybe violence as a musical form is the easiest way we as humans digest and excise such dark parts of our physiques. What I find so interesting about Gaspar Noé’s films is how they seem less like movies and more like my favorite evil album.

Have you seen any of his films?

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 24, 2009 at 7:17 am, filed under music, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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9 Responses to “Watch out it’s a new Gaspar Noé movie.”

  1. ortho says:

    i haven’t seen any of his films but personally i find it difficult to watch (or listen) to depictions of rapes, murder, etc unless it’s more suggestive than exploitative. My favorite “dark” media (music, films, or books) are those that depict the sensations and forces of that kind of mental violence/distortions rather than the actions themselves. That was Kubrick’s best trait as an artist and reminds me of the way i feel about Joy Division or Cabaret Voltaire. I guess I should try and see where Gaspar’s films would fit. But for example i hate no movie more than Requiem for a Dream.

  2. Sushihc says:

    I`ve seen Menschenfeind und Irreversible…. but the first one is a movie …. i hate it…hehe… its great but at the end you like to smash your tv to get this man in your hands…. Noe is absolutly great… Movies you never forget. everytime hard to see… but the punch in your stomach makes the difference….

  3. Sushihc says:

    How anybody can hate Requiem??Big Art… one of my drug movie favs… Aranofsky is also a great artist… tsts….

    And to Noe… sometimes you need to see the “unseeable” to understand …

  4. lowlife says:

    I like the way the bathroom scene, in the teaser, is shot from above – like an out of body experience. Will have to check this out. If you’re a fan of dark literature I’d highly recommend Matthew Stokoe’s ‘High Life’. Amazing book on Akashic’s Little House on the Bowery imprint (curated by Dennis Cooper.)

  5. leo cavallo says:

    I’ve seen Irreversible… really, really bad movie, IMHO…

  6. pg-13 says:

    Irreversible is really hard to watch. Disturbing in a way that will possibly make you vomit while watching. Good cinematography though, masterful direction. What is this new one like?

  7. Alfred says:

    I’ve seen Irreversible and liked it lot. I even bought it on DVD. In my opinion, it’s an art film, very artistic in form and photography. Not least because the story is told backwards. The story told backwards has a fairly happy ending even though the story itself has a very brutal ending. So in a way, it’s not negative – it’s the people who have problems and are violent. Regarding this new movie, I think the teaser don’t say a lot about it. I thought about Trainspotting and Requiem for a Dream when I saw, and it didn’t really catch my attention. It might be that this movie also is told backwards since the title of the movie comes the wrong way. Maybe that’s his style, telling stories backwards.. I wonder why some directors are so fascinated by the darker sides of life that every movie they make has to be dark? I mean, I hope they are not surrounded by such characters in real life.. Or is it that these stories just have to be told?

  8. PB says:

    i haven’t seen any of his films but personally i find it difficult to watch (or listen) to depictions of rapes, murder, etc unless it’s more suggestive than exploitative. My favorite “dark” media (music, films, or books) are those that depict the sensations and forces of that kind of mental violence/distortions rather than the actions themselves. That was Kubrick’s best trait as an artist and reminds me of the way i feel about Joy Division or Cabaret Voltaire. I guess I should try and see where Gaspar’s films would fit. But for example i hate no movie more than Requiem for a Dream.

  9. alan says:

    While it can be difficult to watch, I feel that Irreversible is an incredibly important film.

    Cut to the chase, the rape scene..the length of it was to mirror ‘avg’ length of a sexual assault..something like 7-9min i believe. While the scene is violent & horrific, it was honest, & by depicting rape as the act of violence that it is, generated an awareness in me of the sexualization/eroticization of rape scenes in most other movies.

    It seems to me that most other movies depicting rape eroticise the depiction to some extent…& that this is why watching them is so difficult..the cognitive (&visceral) dissonance that arises from the reaction to the stylized depiction of an act of violence..

    so for depicting sexual assault for what it is, i found Irreversible rape scene to be the ‘easiest’ to watch in a sense, as it was honest & that i think is a valuable contribution.

    did anyone else notice in Irreversible that the only time the camera stops moving are durng the rape scene & during the fire extinguisher attack? nice touch i thought.

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