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OK - just wanted to be brief with previous reply. I've re-posted my forum post here with a few mods to fix one error and supply context that was missing without prior threads: Analysis of Justine's story Synopsis: a bride and groom at their wedding reception in an exquisite setting. A pressured and confused bride makes what appears to be a devastatingly ...


In similar fashion, we have no explanation of the motive of the Kirsten Dunst's character to crash her own wedding too. And we have seen the slow-motioned flying objects in the prolongue already so I do not think Lars von Trier tried to save up financially. I think he tried to focus more on the emotional effect. The sight of the protagonists being swallowed ...


I think your presumption that the film portrays realistic sci-fi may be misplaced. The extensive use of symbolism and prologue scenes suggest that it is allegorical. While I usually agree that having authentic situations or plausible science is important, in this film I found it easy to dismiss with that expectation. There is an analysis of the Justine ...


I realize an answer has already been accepted, but it is rather long and off-topic -- in fact I'm not even sure if it contains an answer to the question. Anyway, when interpreting anything in "Melancholia," keep in mind that Lars von Trier has referenced his own struggles with depression as a source of inspiration for the film. Also, the film's title is "...


I understand that disbelief must be suspended in any movie, but for realistic value, to ignore the atmosphere being sucked away with the gravity is highly overlooked. We would be dead way before it hit us.


Before that scene, while he was observing the Melancholia, Claire came home with some sedatives. John followed her and saw her putting them to the drawer. In that time, he was sure that the planet was not going to crash them so he was calm and he said "Are you going to kill us all?" This means the sedatives are powerful enough to kill a person. The horses ...


IIRC the horses were upset because they could tell John was not well. The horses calmed because his wife -- who was in a much more normal condition -- arrived on the scene to help John and/or take him away.


I think the bridge symbolizes the inability to get past something. Melancholia is coming, and there is no way of stopping it, or passing it, you can only accept it. The bridge is something that can only be accepted, and it cannot be crossed.

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