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Sardines and cigars

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780813136189
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813141176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0004
Sardines and cigars

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Wahl and Dreyer spend the afternoon walking across the dunes of the North Sea. Afterward, the pair eats lunch with Dreyer's set crew. Wahl is seated between Dreyer and Henrik Malberg, the grand old actor from the Royal Theater. Malberg offers Wahl a sardine and relays the story of how the Royal Theater rejected Munk and The Word, which was originally a play. Malberg continues by discussing the character "Johannes" and his central role in the story. After cigars have been shared, Dreyer explains to Wahl the importance of revitalizing a work when its form is altered.

Keywords: Henrik Malberg; Johannes; Royal Theater; Playwright

Chapter.  2655 words. 

Subjects: Film

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