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The rain and the fiddle

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/9780813136189.003.0007
The rain and the fiddle

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Wahl describes the process of taking red filter "night" shots in bright sunlight. Dreyer explains to Wahl that because The Word is a realistic film, shadows, tones, and lighting all must give characters a rounded and plastic appearance rather than allegorical and romantic. At this point, Dreyer makes a first attempt at the film's first important scene. For this scene, the actor playing Johannes must be as isolated as possible; for this reason, only a few of the crew members are present on the set. The scene is postponed due to rain, however, and the company must wait until the next day to begin filming.

Keywords: Lighting; Skeleton crew; Sermon; Borgensgaard; Fru Munk

Chapter.  1110 words. 

Subjects: Film

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