Veronica Mars: Intertekstualitet i den moderne ungdomsserie

VIDEO-ESSAY. De udskældte amerikanske ungdomsserier kommer her under kærlig behandling af Michael Højer, der med udgangspunkt i Rob Thomas' tv-serie Veronica Mars, ser nærmere på hvordan selvsamme ungdomsserier ofte anvender intertekstualitet som central strategi. Dette gør de bl.a. for at skrive sig ud af deres ry som banal underholdning og klichéfyldt modekatalog for naive unge piger.

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.

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).

What’s the Frequency, David? Noise and Interference in the films of...

VIDEO-ESSAY. The films of David Lynch often feature electronic devices that don’t work and people who seem to be speaking 'on different frequencies'. In this video-essay, Andreas Halskov explores noise, interference and faulty wiring as common elements in the works of David Lynch.

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.

Returning, Recycling and Remixing: Cut-up and Collage in Twin Peaks: The...

VIDEO-ESSAY. The new season of Twin Peaks is about the yearning to go back and the inevitability of transformation. It is about a nostalgic longing and a fear of letting go, but it is also about repeated patterns and remixing. Andreas Halskov explores the use of recycling and remixing in Twin Peaks: The Return.

Et Dukkeliv – om Spike Jonze som animator

VIDEO-ESSAY. Spike Jonze, der senest har fejret store triumfer med spillefilmen Her (2013), har en forkærlighed for animation, og netop det er emnet for Henrik Højers videoessay Et Dukkeliv. Her inddrages nogle af de mange reklamer, musikvideoer og kort- og spillefilm fra Jonzes hånd, hvori animation spiller en central rolle.

16:9 Talks: Thomas Golubić

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.

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.

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.