169 Seconds: What tree trunks really look like

169 SECONDS. What is it that filmmaking does to our relation to time and place? In this installment of the jubilee series of 169 seconds, Steffen Moestrup embarks on a small essayistic journey along with Margaret Tait to reflect on the question of cinematic - and worldly - time and place.

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?

Mere Coen’sk end Coen? Fargo-seriens opskrift på succes

VIDEO-ESSAY. Imitation er ofte første skridt på vejen mod originalitet. Det beviser Noah Hawley med FX-serien Fargo fra 2014/15, der stiller sig på skuldrene af Coen-brødrenes film af samme navn fra 1996 og elegant springer ud på egne ben. Problemet er blot, at Hawley imiterer et film-univers, mens Coen-brødrene imiterer virkeligheden. Og netop derfor kommer man til at savne den originale Coen’ske signatur, som Hawley ellers er så god til at efterligne.

169 Seconds: Mastering Dialogue – American Crime

169 SECONDS. In the first example of our new audiovisual format, 169 Seconds, Andreas Halskov presents a condensed analysis of the alternative and experimental dialogues in American Crime (ABC, 2015-2017).

169 Seconds: Trimming Time in Breaking Bad

169 SECONDS. In the second installment of our jubilee series of 169 Seconds, Jason Mittell leans into the parametric possibilities offered by the series. Through 16 video clips from Breaking Bad, with a new one appearing every 9 seconds, the video evokes the affective experience of Walter White’s story.

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.

Moving Pictures: Visual References and Artistry in the Works of David...

VIDEO-ESSAY. The renowned film and television director David Lynch began his career as a painter, and in this video-essay Andreas Halskov explores the visual references and artistry in Lynch’s narrative films and television series.

Musikvideoens visuelle polyfoni

VIDEO-ESSAY. Musikvideoens tendens til at konfrontere seeren med mere end ét billede ad gangen – eller dens visuelle polyfoni – er et af de træk der adskiller musikvideoens billeddannelse fra spillefilmens. I dette videoessay undersøger Mathias Bonde Korsgaard både hvilke former og funktioner denne visuelle polyfoni kan antage.

Fabricating Almodóvar: Pain & Glory

169 SECONDS. This audiovisual essay approaches the intimate link between artistic invention and queer emotion in Pedro Almodóvar’s films Law of Desire (1987), Bad Education (2004) and Pain & Glory (2019). It combines visual and music excerpts from these three films to illustrate the dual role of memory as a creative tool and emotional support in navigating the undesirable present.

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).