Magic of the lens

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:
Magic of the lens

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Wahl describes the movement of the camera and its magical ability to alter what it sees. At one point, Dreyer steps away from the camera to survey the landscape. While he is away, one of the actors, Cay Kristiansen, crouches behind the camera and looks through the forbidden lens. The crew stands frozen; Bendsten, who should have been guarding the camera, is gone. Dreyer stands immobile, in shock that someone peered through his camera. When Kristiansen is finally stopped, he is dumbfounded and in awe of what he has seen through the lens.

Keywords: Camera; Lens; Cay Kristiansen; Ulfborg

Chapter.  1435 words. 

Subjects: Film

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