Vikinger, drug dealers og bitches

FEATURE. At HBOs storværk The Wire har litterære forbilleder er ikke nyt, men i denne uges 16:9-artikel føjer sagaforsker Pernille Hermann ny viden til feltet. For de to tekstuniversers tematiske fællesmængde er overraskende fyldig.

Øjnene der ser – overvågning, magt og ret i science fiction-filmen

FEATURE. Overvågning og dens mange teknologiske fremtoninger har en prominent plads i science fiction-filmen. I denne artikel undersøger Peter Ole Pedersen genrens evne til at skabe visuelt frapperende og tankevækkende scenarier, der udfordrer vores vante forestillinger om overvågningens mange forbindelser til samfund, retsstat og religion.

Godard in Wall-eyed 3D

IN ENGLISH. Godard’s 3D-film Adieu au langage (2014) shapes a new cinematic aesthetic of 3D that is decidedly non-immersive. Placing the film in the history of Godard’s cinema and in the history of 3D cinema, Mathias Bonde Korsgaard argues that the film at once points to a potential crisis of the 3D film as well as its radical artistic possibilities.

Den komplekse Bond

FEATURE. Den nye James Bond-film, SPECTRE, tilbyder os som vanligt eksotiske locations, billedskønne kvinder og action af højeste kvalitet i selskab med agent 007. Men ved indlemningen af Daniel Craig i rollen som James Bond skete der samtidig en ændring af seriens fortællemæssige strategi, som nærmest er blevet overset i modtagelsen af filmene.

“A Monster for the Ages” – Anton Chigurh and the Image...

IN ENGLISH. Anton Chigurh, the main villain of the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men (2007), has been called a ”Monster for the Ages.” What makes him so? Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen shows how a moral psychological perspective can render the aesthetically supercharged antisociality of the character intelligible.

The Saga of the Star Wars Soundtrack Album Overture: On Forty...

IN ENGLISH. For more than 40 years, John Williams's Star Wars main title music has remained one of our most popular pieces of symphonic film music. This is the story of its very first recording, used in the film and on the soundtrack album. Subjected to reconception, deconstruction, suppression and restoration, this the most celebrated recording has led a surprisingly eventful commercial career.

Pik træet og nisseost

FEATURE. I nyere tid er det blevet en udbredt praksis at lave audiovisuelle remixes. Her tildeles eksisterende billeder nye humoristisk-absurde betydninger gennem kreative manipulationer og ændringer i deres tilhørende lydside. I sin artikel om disse remixes demonstererer Mathias Bonde Korsgaard, hvorledes humoren i sådanne klip tilvejebringes, og foreslår samtidig, at disse remixes nærmest kan betragtes som en slags teoritekster om audiovisuelle relationer. Artiklen er desuden en forsmag på den kommende bogudgivelse fra 16:9 om moderne audiovisuel komik, Helt til grin.

True Crime: Forbrydelse, fortælling og dom

FEATURE. Kan du spotte en morder? Fortællinger såsom Netflix’ Making a Murderer giver os adgang til de anklagede og en vifte af nøglepersoner i en mordsag, og inviterer os til at tage stilling. I artiklen ”True Crime: Forbrydelse, fortælling og dom” sætter Thomas Enemark Lundtofte fokus på de nye dokumentariske krimiseriers deres retoriske apparat og etiske ansvar.

Touching the Colour and Sound of Your Body’s Tears: Affect...

IN ENGLISH. The original cycle of giallo films were infamous for their scenes of murder presented in lurid and graphic detail. Although dismissed at the time as exemplifying the traits of ‘bad’ filmmaking, these films have since become highly influential. Lindsay Hallam argues that the neo-giallo focuses less on recreating a giallo narrative, and more on evoking sensory responses through vivid colour schemes, psychedelic soundtracks, and visceral imagery.

Hannibal’s Tasty Paradox

IN ENGLISH. Why do we rarely see him carry out the actual act of killing while we often get to see him eat a fancy dinner? Whenever the sadistic cannibal Hannibal Lecter enjoys another gourmet meal, this broadcast TV series displays culinary cannibalism with luxurious aesthetics that could rival most cooking shows. But why? Mads Møller Andersen analyzes the many appeals of NBC’s Hannibal and especially its food strategies.