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Carl Theodor Dreyer and OrdetMy Summer with the Danish Filmmaker$
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Jan Wahl

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813136189

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.001.0001

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Did they catch the ferry?

Did they catch the ferry?

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(p.91) 12 Did they catch the ferry?
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Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet
Author(s):

Wahl Jan

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0013

The final chapter details the end of Wahl's summer with Dreyer. He describes the feast cooked by Ebba Dreyer the night before he leaves Denmark. Wahl chooses to leave because of Dreyer's need to work in isolation on all studio scenes. Wahl returns to Copenhagen by bus and by ferryboat. He claims that the trip reminds him of his most beloved short film by Dreyer, They Caught the Ferry. The film is only 12 minutes in length, but Wahl describes it as an impressive, eye-catching spine tingler. In the final lines of the chapter, Wahl jokes about meeting more terrible weather on his return trip to America.

Keywords:   They Caught the Ferry, Departure, America, Weather, Ebba Dreyer

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