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  1. Scandinavian auteur as chameleon : how Benjamin Christensen reinvented himself in Hollywood, 1925–29


    URL/Identifizierer http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jsca.1.1.7_1
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Aufsätze aus Zeitschriften / Sammelbänden>>
    UrheberLund, Arne
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2010
    Umfang 18 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmanalyse; Regisseur
    Freie Schlagworte FW Benjamin Christensen; Seven Footprints to Satan; Hollywood; Studiosystem
    Beschreibung "As a visionary stylist and innovator, Danish film-maker Benjamin Christensen
    (1879–1959) is part of the European silent-era canon. Less fully explored has
    been Christensen’s émigré period in 1920s Hollywood. This article particularizes
    that history in deeper scope than previous studies, while more fully contextualizing
    Christensen within immigrant labour in Hollywood of the period. Christensen’s
    greater personal and professional success at the First National studio following his
    problematic period at MGM is well established. But how much the film-maker
    deliberately manipulated his image within the industry during this period has not
    been as fully investigated as it merits. Archival evidence reveals Christensen as a
    shrewd, chameleon-like reinventor of his own persona. In light of this image makeover,
    Christensen’s surviving First National feature, Seven Footprints to Satan (1929), can be read as a brilliant satire of the late-1920s Hollywood studio system
    and remains a much richer film than has been previously acknowledged." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturArticle; References
    Themen FWFilm>>Film in einzelnen Ländern
    RVK FWAP 59722; AP 59723; AP 59724; AP 59725; AP 59726; AP 59727
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugEuropa, Westeuropa>>Skandinavien>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1920 - 1929>>
    SpracheEnglisch
    Anmerkungen zur RessourceLunde, A. (2010), ‘Scandinavian auteur as chameleon: how Benjamin Christensen reinvented himself in Hollywood, 1925–29’, Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 1: 1, pp. 7–23, doi: 10.1386/jsca.1.1.7_1