The Origins of Ruben Östlund’s Long-Take Style

VIDEO-ESSAY. Having won the Palme d’Or in 2017, it is no surprise that Ruben Östlund draws from other prizewinning directors like Michael Haneke and Roy Andersson. But you wouldn’t expect a Palme d’Or-winning director to find stylistic inspiration in skiing films and on YouTube. Mathias Bonde Korsgaard traces the unlikely origins of Östlund’s long-take style.

It’s not tv, it’s art-tv

VIDEO-ESSAY. I 2003 brugte den amerikanske filmhistoriker Kristin Thompson begrebet art-tv om tv-serien Twin Peaks. I sit video-essay argumenterer Henrik Højer for at aktuelle serier som Mr. Robot, The Leftovers og The Knick fører arven fra David Lynch videre og udfordrer seerne gennem eksperimenterende brug af bl.a. long takes, musik og montageklipning.

Between Two Worlds: The Competing Moods of David Lynch

VIDEO-ESSAY. David Lynch’ films are full of paradoxes, and in this video-essay Andreas Halskov deals with two of the Lynchian paradoxes (the genre paradox andthe register paradox), as seen in three of David Lynch’s famous productions: Blue Velvet (1986), Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990-1991) and Wild at Heart (1990).

Dimittender, døgenigte og Don Juaner – eksistentielle træk hos Mike Nichols

VIDEO-ESSAY. Mike Nichols var en af sin tids mest hæderkronede amerikanske instruktører, og på tværs af hans film afsøger han forskellige eksistentielle temaer, såsom meningsløshed og fremmedgørelse. Disse temaer og deres filmiske iscenesættelse belyses i dette videoessay. Et videoessay, som runder filmene The Graduate (1967), Catch-22 (1971), Carnal Knowledge (1971) og Closer (2004).

16:9 Talks: Thomas Golubić

16:9 TALKS. Music is one of the key components in a film, yet we often fail to recognize or describe it adequately. In this interview, we meet music supervisor Thomas Golubić, who has worked on prominent productions like Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008-2013), Halt and Catch Fire (AMC,2014-present), Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015-present) and Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story (2017), about his work and his love of music and Hal Ashby.

Road to Nowhere: Stuck on the Freeway in Los Angeles

VIDEO-ESSAY. The freeway is the icon by which Los Angeles is described. But it is also associated with identity crisis and lonely souls in an endless traffic jam. In this audiovisual essay, Jan Oxholm explores the dramatic use of the Los Angeles freeway in Hollywood cinema and arthouse films dealing with urban alienation.

Audience involving strategies in Sherlock

VIDEO-ESSAY. Fans of the BBC’s Sherlock very actively have taken the show to their hearts. How does Sherlock succeed in involving its worldwide audiences in the show? In this video-essay Palle Schantz Lauridsen examines audience involving strategies within and around the show.

Echoes of the Past: Popular Music and Nostalgia in Modern Television...

VIDEO-ESSAY. Referring to modern drama series like Stranger Things, The Americans and Show Me a Hero, Andreas Halskov explores the connections between nostalgia and period-specific popular music, arguing that nostalgic pop- and rock-scores illustrate a tendency in modern society and television. A trend that television networks and on-demand services try to monetize, more or less strategically.

Arkiv 2003-2013

Der findes mange flere features, anmeldelser, anatomier og In English-tekster i vores omfattende arkiv fra perioden 2003-2013.

Se på mig – nedbrydningen af den fjerde væg

VIDEO-ESSAY. Jan Oxholm kaster et blik på nedbrydningen af den fjerde væg, bl.a. i tv-serien House of Cards (Netflix, 2013-), hvor de kameravendte monologer har skabt en del debat. Filmhistorien viser dog, at der ikke er tale om et filmisk og dramaturgisk nybrud, når den kyniske toppolitiker, Frank Underwood, henvender sig direkte til seeren.