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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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The rain and the fiddle

The rain and the fiddle

(p.51) 6 The rain and the fiddle
Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet

Wahl Jan

University Press of Kentucky

Wahl describes the process of taking red filter "night" shots in bright sunlight. Dreyer explains to Wahl that because The Word is a realistic film, shadows, tones, and lighting all must give characters a rounded and plastic appearance rather than allegorical and romantic. At this point, Dreyer makes a first attempt at the film's first important scene. For this scene, the actor playing Johannes must be as isolated as possible; for this reason, only a few of the crew members are present on the set. The scene is postponed due to rain, however, and the company must wait until the next day to begin filming.

Keywords:   Lighting, Skeleton crew, Sermon, Borgensgaard, Fru Munk

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