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Leaves from a journal

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/9780813136189.003.0012
Leaves from a journal

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This chapter presents extracts taken directly from Wahl's journal. The journal was kept in August while Wahl and Dreyer met at Hellerup to work on the indoor scenes for Ordet. Wahl describes in great detail the décor of the set and the rooms for filming as well as the set's extensive lighting plan. While some entries are long and painstakingly detailed, others are composed of sentence fragments and encompass barely more than three to four lines. The journal entries also include direct quotations from the people Wahl interacts with throughout his days.

Keywords: Hellerup; Journal; Lighting; August

Chapter.  2478 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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