Bettys in Melancholia

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Bettys in Melancholia

Postby kmkmiller » 19 Mar 2013

Just sayin.

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Re: Bettys in Melancholia

Postby Siku » 19 Mar 2013

Where? I don't remember.

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Re: Bettys in Melancholia

Postby kmkmiller » 19 Mar 2013

They're in the imdb credits, Betty 1 and Betty 2. And I think Justine is even called a Betty later on in the movie. Extraneous and otherwise coincidental... Blonde and brunette interact throughout last half of movie. No horse statues but an actual horse.

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Re: Bettys in Melancholia

Postby Bob » 22 Mar 2013

Related observations http://www.mulholland-drive.net/forum/v ... 4959#p4959

- blonde/brunette in the lead
- the movie divided into two parts with
mirroring scenes and shifting character demeanors

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Re: Bettys in Melancholia

Postby Siku » 22 Mar 2013

I was disappointed that
the two sections didn't cross relate more. On first watch I thought they would be the same events but from different perspectives. e.g. Justine trying to cross the river on horseback, first treating the horse gently, then brutally.

And why did the incredible slo-mo opening apparently not relate to anything?


Must watch a second time and search for Bettys. Not sure I can stand the that much melancholia again though!

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Re: Bettys in Melancholia

Postby kmkmiller » 22 Mar 2013

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Screenshots of Bettys place settings at wedding party so Lars clearly wanted to draw attention to their names for some reason.

I knew this was referenced somewhere else on m-d.net but I couldn't remember where and add this to the right thread... Sorry...

Also, in total agreement, there should have been more symmetry between the two parts of Melancholia, more intertextuality, furthermore the character of claire, while well acted, was one dimensional, here you had this rich complex character in Justine for the first half and then sort of a character development let down in the second half with Claire.

I like Melancholia. Not a big fan of Lars though.... Lars.

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Re: Bettys in Melancholia

Postby jonnblaze » 20 May 2015

Great post Xav!!!!

In the US version the main character's lamp in his bedroom is exactly like Lost Girl's in Inland Empire.


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