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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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Magic of the lens

Magic of the lens

Chapter:
(p.57) 7 Magic of the lens
Source:
Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet
Author(s):

Wahl Jan

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0008

Wahl describes the movement of the camera and its magical ability to alter what it sees. At one point, Dreyer steps away from the camera to survey the landscape. While he is away, one of the actors, Cay Kristiansen, crouches behind the camera and looks through the forbidden lens. The crew stands frozen; Bendsten, who should have been guarding the camera, is gone. Dreyer stands immobile, in shock that someone peered through his camera. When Kristiansen is finally stopped, he is dumbfounded and in awe of what he has seen through the lens.

Keywords:   Camera, Lens, Cay Kristiansen, Ulfborg

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