The Cinema of Scandinavia
"This new volume in the 24 Frames series focuses on 24 key films from Scandinavia - Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Each national cinema is able to boast directors of worldwide renown, such as Ingmar Bergman, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and more contemporary filmmakers such as Lukas Moodysson, Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and Soren Kragh-Jacobsen. This book deals with the impact that these and other filmmakers have had on both their national cinema as well as the world of film and looks in detail at the styles, movements and influences from this region..."
Ingmar Bergman: His Life and Films
"Writer Jerry Vermilye explores noted film director Ingmar Bergman's life and work. Starting with his youth in Uppsala, Sweden, he covers Bergman's formative years, his development as an artist, and his career as a innovative director who specialized in darkly psychological films and had a dedicated group of actors that appeared in many of his works. He discusses how Bergman knew the film business, the strengths and weaknesses of his actors and crews, the arrangement of the set, the framing of the camera, and all other particulars crucial to the art of directing. The second half of the volume contains a brief synopsis of each film with information such as producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, art director, music sound credits, running time, casts, Bergman's own comments, and critical comments.Includes many b&w photographs."
Small Nation, Global Cinema: The New Danish Cinema
"[The author] presents a contrastive analysis of two key strategies contributing to the transformation and globalization of contemporary Danish cinema--the process of cultural circulation and the psychological efficacy of deep shared culture, i.e. heritage. The text explores 'shifts that have allowed for the emergence of a minor cinema capable of reconfiguring unfavorable patterns of global circulation and challenging the varieties of national, regional, and global indifference that lasting significant asymmetries inevitably produce'."
Swedish Film: An Introduction and Reader
"A compilation of carefully selected articles written by international film scholars, this record provides an in-depth look into the history of Swedish film. This scholarly account covers various phenomena, including the early screenings at the turn of the century, Swedish censorship, the golden age of silent films, 1930s’ comedies and melodramas, documentaries, pornography, and experimental films. In addition, this volume examines the work of important contributors, such as Ingmar Bergman, Stefan Jarl, and Peter Weiss, and discusses film policies of the new millennium."