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Carl Th. Dreyer: My Métier (1995)

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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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Stylish Documentary
15 February 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The biography of the Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer is beautifully pictured in black and white in this stylish and awarded documentary since when he was born. I personally have only seen the awesome "La Passion de Jeanne Passion de Jeanne d'Arc" (1928) and "Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey" (1932) from his filmography, therefore this documentary enlightened me about his latest productions outside France, which have recently been released on DVD in Brazil. With footages of his movies and interview with cast and crew that worked with him, the viewer can have a summary of the life of Carl Th. Dreyer. There are, among others, the testimony of the behavior and skill of Dreyer through the words of Hélène Falconetti, the daughter of René Jeanne Falconetti, the actress of "La Passion de Jeanne Passion de Jeanne d'Arc", Lisbeth Movie, actress of "Vredens Dag"; Preben Lerdorff Rye, actor of "Vredens Dag" and "Ordet"; Baard Owe, actor of "Gertrud"; Birgitte Federspiel, actress of "Ordet"; Henning Bendtsen, the photographer of "Ordet" and "Gertrud". My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Radiografia da Alma" ("Radiography of the Soul")


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