Monday, September 19, 2011

My Kindle interview

I was interviewed about ereaders.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is he interviewing Arnold Schwartzenegger?

eolake said...

I thought it was Mads Mikkelsen.

BaronessBlack said...

LOVING your accent, Eolake!
Next time I'm suffering from Sarah Lund/The Killing withdrawal, I'll call you and you can tell me interesting e-reader related things in your BRILLIANT accent!

Dave Nielsen said...

I thought it was Mads Mikkelsen.

Of the two, that's who I'd rather sound like...

eolake said...

Haha, Thanks, Baroness.

I never thought much of Danish accent, but since it's all subjective, I might as well take the more positive viewpoint.

eolake said...

BB, are you in the UK?

Thanks for the tip about The Killing. Sofie Gråbøl has done good work, and it seems this is a quality series.
http://snipurl.com/thekilling

Being such a small country, Denmark has a hard time funding movies and TV series, but yet occasionally they come up with something great. For example The Pusher and its two sequels.

Timo Lehtinen said...

Denmark has a hard time funding movies and TV series

Zentropa, at least, has done quit well, it would seem.

eolake said...

Yes.
Cheap digital production helps a lot. I think all the "Dogma 95" movies from the nineties were shot on Standard Definition digital video cameras. Not even HD.

Timo Lehtinen said...
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Timo Lehtinen said...

Rule #9 of Dogme 95: The Vow of Chastity reads: "The film format must be Academy 35mm."

Breaking the Waves (1996) was certainly shot on film.

I think Trier first used digicams in Dancer in the Dark (2000).

eolake said...

Hmm, OK. I was sure The Celebration was shot on DV, and I thought I'd heard of the others being too.

Dave Nielsen said...

I guess they've done quite well for a country of - what, 5 million? Trier is a bit of an embarrassment, admittedly, but still...he's known. He is an unjustifiably arrogant prick, but most Danes seem to have that quality (present company excepted...for the most part ;-))...comes from living in a full blown Nanny State I guess.

eolake said...

I actually think that Danes quite rarely are arrogant. Trier and me, perhaps, and I once saw a race driver on the telly, forget his name, who deserved a medal more just for his delightful arrogance.
But I general I think they are too laid-back. And the Law of Jante keeps them in check.

Timo Lehtinen said...

I was sure The Celebration was shot on DV

So it seems: shot on Sony PC-7E and then blown up to 35mm. Maybe Winterberg was allowed a smaller budget to play with. Or more likely they wanted to start experimenting with DV at this point (1998).

I am downloading Festen now to see how grainy it looks.

eolake said...

I saw it in the cinema back in the day. Worked well, you never noticed anything off.
The story is pretty captivating though, I think.
This was before I thought much about image quality in video.

If I recall right, there's some scenes in low light, where the low fidelity is an added effect more than it's a flaw.

In any case, a film worth seeing.

eolake said...

... haha, I watched it with a friend whose father is a real Biggie Nasty. My friend was actually booing the nasty patriarch in the movie! :-)