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Carl Th. Dreyer: My Métier (1995)
"Carl Th. Dreyer: Min metier" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Biography  |  28 December 1995 (Denmark)
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Carl Theodor Dreyer is a young journalist in Copenhagen when he gets involved in the early Danish film industry. He writes scripts and inter-titles, and for some years he is the main editor... See full summary »

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Carl Theodor Dreyer is a young journalist in Copenhagen when he gets involved in the early Danish film industry. He writes scripts and inter-titles, and for some years he is the main editor at Nordisk Film. After those years of apprenticeship he gets the opportunity to direct his first film in 1917. Dreyer wanted his films to carry his personal imprints down to the smallest details, and already in his first silent movies it's possible to find stylistic traits that characterize his entire film production until his last film in 1964. The settings of his first films are naturalistic, but for Dreyer realism is not an art in itself. Only psychological realism is. His main interest is not the outer life, but the inner, emotional life of human beings. Emotions are most visible in facial expressions, and Dreyer's films are full of close-ups of human faces. By capturing the subtle, visual expressions of his characters, Dreyer tries to reveal the feelings they conceal and the storms that are ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Deleted footage from this documentary is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for Day of Wrath (1943), AKA: Day of Wrath. See more »

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21 March 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

All In all, I enjoyed this film of Carl TH Dryer, showcasing his many films and talents of this director. The big problem I had with "Carl Dreyer: My Meiter" is the fact the film focuses on films we hardly care about, (Ordet? Gertrud?) and less on films like Vampyr and Passion Of Joan of Arc. I mean, it was nice that we showcased the lead actress of Joan of Arc somewhat, but I am not too sure why this film had scant attention focused on it. There were hardly any clips! Same with Vampyr, probably the most atmospheric vampire movie ever made! There was very VERY little coverage of this amazing movie. I mean, who played the Vampire? This was one of the first Vampire movies ever put out! Lots of info that could have been revealed! But nooo, they had to explain further the acting choices of the Ordet cast. I mean who cares?


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