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Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet
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Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Jan Wahl

Abstract

Regarded by many filmmakers and critics as one of the greatest directors in cinema history, Carl Theodor Dreyer (1889-1968) achieved worldwide acclaim after the debut of his masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). Named the most influential film of all time at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, the classic film and its legendary director still exert strong influence even today. In 1955, Jan Wahl, an American student, had the extraordinary opportunity at the age of twenty to spend a unique and unforgettable summer with Dreyer as the director filmed Ordet or The Word (1955). C ... More

Keywords: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ordet, The Word, Film, Director

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813136189
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Wahl, author