Updated: 3/2/12

SCAND 360A/COMP LIT 315A

SCANDINAVIAN CINEMA

Winter 2012

Prof. Andrew Nestingen
Office: Raitt Hall 305P
Office Hours: Th. 10:00-11:20,
Email: akn@u.washington.edu

 

Purpose of Webpage

 

The webpage outlines the course schedule, furnishes links for lecture notes, and provides announcements, changes, and other links related to the course. Notes will be posted by Tuesday at noon each week. You’ll be able to determine that the notes and questions are in place by the color of the link: blue indicates they're in place, black they're not.

 

Course Syllabus

 

Please download a PDF file of the course syllabus by clicking here, and bring it to class on the first day. The course syllabus is also included at the beginning of the Course Reader.

 

 

Course Announcements

 

 

 

Course Schedule and Lecture Notes

 

Week 1:          From the Origins to a Golden Age of Scandinavian Cinema

T.

1/3

 Sir Arne's Treasure (Herr Arnes pengar, S) 1919, Dir. Mauritz Stiller, Svensk filmindustri, 106 min. 

Th.

1/5

Course Introduction & Discussion of Sir Arne's Treasure

 

Lecture 1:  Early Scandinavian Cinema and the Golden Age of Swedish Cinema

 

Dropbox Link for Study Question #1 (Due Friday 1/6/12 at 5PM)

 

Week 2:        The Iconoclast Carl Th. Dreyer 

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1/10

The Parson's Widow (Prästänkan, N/S, 1920) 71 min. and The Passion of Joan of Arc (La passion de Jeanne d'Arc F/DK) 1928, Dir. Carl Th. Dreyer, Societe General du Film, 110 min.

Th.

1/12

Lecture 2: The Iconoclast Carl Th. Dreyer

 

 

Week 3:        Scandinavian Studio Film    

T.

1/17

 A Woman's Face (En kvinnas ansikte, S) 1936, Dir. Gustaf Molander, 104 min.

Th.

1/19

Lecture 3: The Scandinavian Studio Film

 

 

Week 4:        Ingmar Bergman

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1/24

The Silence (Tystnaden, 1963, S) Dir. Ingmar Bergman, Svensk filmindustri, 95 min.

Th.

1/26

Lecture 4: Ingmar Bergman

 

 

Week 5:        Institution of the Scandinavian Art Film

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1/31

 &#$% Off! Images of Finland (Perkele! Kuvia Suomesta, 1971, SF) Dir. Jörn Donner, 96 min.

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2/2

Lecture 5: Institution of the Scandinavian Art Film  

 

 

Week 6:      The Heritage Film

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2/8

The Kautokeino Rebellion (Kautokeino - Opprøret, 2008, N) 1996, Dir. Nils Gaup, 96 min.

Quiz #2

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2/9

Lecture 6: The Heritage Film

 

Week 7:      High-Impact Films

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2/14

Reprise (N) 2006, Dir. Joachim Trier, 4 1/2 Film, 105 min.

Th.

2/16

Lecture 7: Festivals and the High-Impact Film

 

Week 8:      Auteurs: Lars von Trier and Aki Kaurismäki

   

T.

2/21

The Boss of It All (Direktøren for det hele, 2006, DK), Dir. Lars von Trier, 96min.  

Th.

2/23

Drifting Clouds (Kauas pilvet karkaavat, 1996, SF) 94 min., Dir. Aki Kaurismäki,

 

Week 9:      Auteurs: Lars von Trier and Aki Kaurismäki

 

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2/28

Lecture 8: Lars von Trier

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3/1

Lecture 7: Aki Kaurismäki

 

 

Week 10:     Genre and the New Scandinavian Cinema

 

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2/28

Rare Exports (2010, SF) Dir. Jalmari Helander, 82 min.

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3/1

Lecture 9: Genre and New Scandinavian Cinema

 

Questions for Final Paper