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Research Catalogue

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Research Catalogue

  2. 2. FILMS Item 1: Holst, Marius, 2010. Kongen av Bastøy, 4 ½ Films. This Norwegian film is based on a true story of an island to rehabilitate delinquent boys during the early 20th century. I have chosen this film as it is a classic example of Scandinavian cinema in terms of the look of it, but also in relation to the themes explored within it. Item 2: Lindholm, Tobias and Michael Noer, 2010. R, Nordisk Film. This film is a second example of a Scandinavia thriller and is particularly useful in that it also deals with the prison system, as King Of Devil’s Island does. This means they will be easier to compare. I also chose this film as it uses two protagonists and follow their stories with equal attention, which is an interesting technique. The fact it is co-directed is also interesting as it will allow me to research further into whether the style of these films is actually down to their country of origin or down to a director’s choices as an auteur. Item 3: Nørgaard, Mikkel, 2013. Kvinden i buret , Zentropa Entertainments20 The final film I am using as part of my research catalogue is this Danish thriller, based on the crime novel of the same name by Jussi Adler-Olssen. Again it makes use of similar features to the other two, which will allow me to understand exactly what makes a film noticeably Scandinavian.
  3. 3. BOOKS Item 4: Soila, Tytti, 2005. The Cinema of Scandinavia, Great Britain: Wallflower Press It is clear from this book’s title how it will be relevant to my research project. It explores the cinema of Scandinavia as a whole, but this will be useful information that I can specify so that it relates to thrillers in particular. It includes discussion of films throughout the history of Scandinavian cinema which will help me to see any influences of previous directors that may be evident in modern films. I think the academic viewpoint it takes will help with my research. ers&ots=fLLGJq8hey&sig=5igI3nLWEK-kJIWggc30UEEtVsM#v=onepage&q&f=false Item 5: Woronoff, Jon, 2012. Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema, USA: Scarecrow Press, Inc. Although this is literally a dictionary of reference rather than a book necessarily about Scandinavian cinema, it still contains lots of useful information. As well as key terms relate to my topic, it has a chronology of developments within the region’s cinema. This will relate to the idea of development and influence mentioned in Item 4. G5RAo_E6cJ&sig=7smnOtpsHoc-xn75xuUCX7WTsEU#v=onepage&q=scandinavian%20thriller%20films&f=false Item 6: Nestingen, Andrew K. and Trevor Glen Elkingto, 2005. Transnational Cinema in a Global North: Nordic Cinema in Transition, USA: Wayne State University Press. This film will be very useful as it’s more a more specific look on Nordic cinema. One of my focal films is Norwegian so this book will help to analyse it. It also has a large section on Danish cinema, which is the country of origin for my other two focal films, so again this will be very useful. gbQ8oC4BA&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=danish%20cinema&f=false Item 7: Derry, Charles, 1951. The Suspense Thriller: Films in the Shadow of Alfred Hitchcock, USA: McFarland & Company, Inc. This is a book on the genre of thrillers as a whole. It will be useful in gaining a wider understanding of the films I’m studying, which I will then be able to focus in closely within Scandinavian cinema. DtuD5ApmHfqZDeC2Lr-MkXJYQU#v=onepage&q=thriller&f=false
  4. 4. ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS Item 8: Bondenbjerg, Ib, 2000. ‘Film and Modernity: realism and the Aesthetics of Scandinavian New Wave Cinema’ in Moving Images, Culture and the Mind, UK: University of Luton Press. This is a section from a longer book published as a separate article. The fact that it addresses the aesthetics of Scandinavian cinema is particularly useful to me, as that is what I am focussing on and will be attempting to recreate in my creative artefact. Item 9: Hjort, Mette and Ib Bondenbjerg, 2001. ‘Interview with Lars Von Trier’ in The Danish Directors: Dialogues on a Contemporary National Cinema, UK: Intellect Books. Whilst this book will be useful as a whole to give me an insight into Danish directors, I’m interested in the interview with Von Trier specifically. This is because he is considered one of the great influential directors to emerge from Scandinavia, and it will be interesting to find out his influence on more contemporary cinema. His methods may even affect my own production of my short film.
  5. 5. WEBSITES Item 10: Robinson, Emma. ‘Cinema Scandinavia’. Accessed at 11:53 on the 09/12/14: This website will be useful as it compiles articles, reviews, trailers etc. on Scandinavian cinema. It will mean my research will develop further and I can get a wider understanding of what defines cinema from this region. Item 11: DFI. ‘Danish Film Institute’. Accessed at 09:24 on the 11/12/14: Two of my focal films are Danish, and Denmark is a prominent part of Scandinavian cinema, so their film institute website will help both my research and possibly inspire my creative artefact as well.
  6. 6. VIDEOS Item 12: PremiereScreen, 2012. ‘Marius Holst - The King of Devils Island Interview’ on YouTube. Accessed at 11:56 on the 09/12/14: Item 13: Caruso, Valerio, 2010. ‘Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer – directors’ on YouTube. Accessed at 11:58 on 09/12/14: Item 14: ThePardoChannel, 2013. ‘Open microphone "The Keeper of Lost Causes · Jussi Adler-Olsen" of 66° Festival del film Locarno’ on YouTube. Accessed at 12:00 on 09/12/14: Item 15: Documentales Olvidados, 2012. ‘Cinema Europe I: Where It All Began’ on YouTube. Accessed at 12:02 on the 09/12/14: The three interviews with the directors and crew will be useful in helping me understand the creative processes behind these films, which is especially relevant as I’m focusing on the look of them. The documentary is part of a series that details the birth of cinema in Europe. Appreciating the history and development of Scandinavian cinema will aid my research and help me to draw more inspiration when making my own film.