Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker
Regarded by many filmmakers and critics as one of the greatest directors in cinema history, Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968) achieved worldwide acclaim after the debut of 'The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). This book explores how, in 1955, student Jan Wahl spent an unforgettable summer with Dreyer during the filming of 'Ordet'.
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Chapter 1 Pastries at Rungsted
Chapter 2 Small room with a view
Chapter 3 Sardines and cigars
Chapter 4 Lambs in the front yard
Chapter 5 A feeling for atmosphere
Chapter 6 The rain and the fiddle
Chapter 7 Magic of the lens
Chapter 12 Did they catch the ferry?
Now the life will begin Dreyers introduction for actors in film
Plot Summary of Ordet
Letters from Denmark
Dreyer on color film
Dreyers lecture at Edinburgh New Impulses
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