Notes on life, art, photography and technology, by a Danish dropout bohemian.
When you drink the water, remember the river.
Why is he interviewing Arnold Schwartzenegger?
I thought it was Mads Mikkelsen.
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!
I thought it was Mads Mikkelsen.Of the two, that's who I'd rather sound like...
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.
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/thekillingBeing 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.
Denmark has a hard time funding movies and TV seriesZentropa, at least, has done quit well, it would seem.
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.
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).
Hmm, OK. I was sure The Celebration was shot on DV, and I thought I'd heard of the others being too.
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.
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.
I was sure The Celebration was shot on DVSo 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.
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.
... 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! :-)
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