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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Fall 2008

EUS 347 • Nordic Light-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36715 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
EPS 4.104
Wilkinson, L

Course Description

Scandinavian Cinema from the Silent Era to the 1990s Ingmar Bergman is perhaps the best known Scandinavian filmmaker, but Northern Europe has a remarkable tradition of filmmakers and filmmaking. Focusing on films from Sweden and Denmark, this course will provide an introduction to some of the masterpieces of Scandinavian film from the Golden Age of silent film through the 1990s, including works by Victor Sjöström, Mauritz Stiller, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Dogme filmmakers Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, Lone Scherfig, Lucas Moodysson, and Susanne Bier.

Grading Policy

One two-page paper (5%); three five-page papers, two of which may be rewritten (60%), and biweekly quizzes (20%; you may drop the lowest grade). Class participation will count 15%.


Tytti Soila et al.: Nordic National Cinemas Bordwell and Thompson: Film Art: An Introduction. 5th edition Braudy and Cohen: Film Theory and Criticism. 5th edition (FTC on syllabus) Hairston et al.: The Scott, Foresman Handbook Recommended: The MLA Handbook Films: [Urban Gad: The Abyss - if available] Victor Sjöström: The Phantom Chariot Victor Sjöström: He Who Gets Slapped Mauritz Stiller: Thomas Graal's Best Child Mauritz Stiller: Sir Arne's Treasure Carl Theodor Dreyer: Day of Wrath Carl Theodor Dreyer: Ordet/The Word Ingmar Bergman: Wild Strawberries Ingmar Bergman: Fanny and Alexander Lars von Trier: Zentropa Lars von Trier: Dogville Thomas Vinterberg: The Celebration Lone Scherfig: Italian for Beginniers Susanne Bier: The One and Only Susanne Bier: Brothers Lucas Moodysson: Show Me Love Lucas Moodysson: Together


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