Telescopic Intimacy

VIDEO-ESSAY. Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin explore the works of avant-garde filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin, focusing on the enigmatic close-ups and the “telescopic intimacy” of his films.

169 Seconds: Titane

169 SECONDS. Jan Oxholm analyserer det tragiske anslag i Guldpalme-vinderen, Titane (2021), som viser en far, der ikke kan nå sin datter. Eller er det i virkeligheden datteren, som ikke kan nå sin far?

16:9 Podcast: Kunstfilmen i streaminglandskabet

PODCAST. Mens de store streaming-giganters indbyrdes konkurrence ofte handler om hvem der kan tilbyde de største og mest populære film og serier, fører kunstfilmen en mere beskeden tilværelse i streaminglandskabets randområder. I denne 16:9-podcast afsøger Jakob Langkjær sammen med Henrik Højer, Jakob Isak Nielsen og Mathias Bonde Korsgaard netop dette territorium i en snak om hvordan (og hvor) kunstfilmen begår sig online - og hvor de hver giver en streaminganbefaling.

Hitler-legene: OL i Berlin 1936 som mediebegivenhed

VIDEO-ESSAY. I dette video-essay kaster Palle Schantz Lauridsen et tilbageskuende blik på Nazi-legene i 1936, som blev den første store mediebegivenhed i Danmark.

16:9 Talks: Joel Fields

16:9 TALKS. Joel Fields is a writer and executive producer who worked as showrunner on the acclaimed period drama The Americans. In this interview, Fields talks about the conceptualization and development of The Americans, and he talks about authenticity, music and the so-called “antihero genre”. We have seen many tragic heroes and antiheroes in literature, theater, film and television – from Richard III to Tony Soprano and Walter White – but Elizabeth and Philip Jennings were never conceived as antiheroes. That question and ‘the question of authenticity’ are central to this interview with Joel Fields, who also talks about growing up at a time of international conflict, tension and paranoia.

169 Seconds: Double Nostalgia in The Queen’s Gambit

169 SECONDS. Jaap Kooijman’s audiovisual essay “Double Nostalgia in The Queen’s Gambit” focuses on one specific montage sequence in the 2020 Netflix series, which uses Shocking Blue’s 1969 song “Venus” as soundtrack. The use of the song and its music video not only expresses the emotional state of the protagonist, but also raises questions about watching music television as a cultural practice.

16:9 Talks: Michael Ruscio

16:9 TALKS. You can currently see his work in the thrilling TV series Your Honor, but the editor Michael Ruscio has also worked on modern cable classics like The Sopranos and Six Feet Under. In this interview conducted by Andreas Halskov, he talks about those two series, about appointment television and the art of editing.

169 Seconds: Lust for Life

169 SECONDS. Thomas Vinterberg’s latest work, Another Round (2020), deals with the Danish drinking culture. Mads Mikkelsen plays a high school teacher who has lost his lust for life. The question is whether he is flying or falling in the last shot of the film? In this third edition of the 169 Seconds audiovisual format, Jan Oxholm analyzes the final scene and the dramatic use of the freeze frame technique.

16:9 Podcast: Fjernsyn for viderekomne, the recap

PODCAST. Det er ved at være ti år siden, 16:9 udgav sin første antologi, Fjernsyn for viderekomne, der omhandlede den amerikanske tv-series såkaldt tredje guldalder. I den anledning samler vi i denne udgave af 16:9 Podcast op på bogens indhold, hvordan tager den sig ud i bagklogskabens klare lys, inden bogen i næste uge frit kan downloades fra 16:9’s hjemmeside. Fra alle os til alle jer.

169 Seconds: Previously on Perry Mason

169 SECONDS. In the second edition of our audiovisual format 169 Seconds, Henrik Højer analyzes a scene from the last episode of HBO’s Perry Mason. A scene that never takes place at the diegetic level but which nevertheless serves two important purposes in the context of the series.