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Did they catch the ferry?

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/9780813136189.003.0013
Did they catch the ferry?

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The final chapter details the end of Wahl's summer with Dreyer. He describes the feast cooked by Ebba Dreyer the night before he leaves Denmark. Wahl chooses to leave because of Dreyer's need to work in isolation on all studio scenes. Wahl returns to Copenhagen by bus and by ferryboat. He claims that the trip reminds him of his most beloved short film by Dreyer, They Caught the Ferry. The film is only 12 minutes in length, but Wahl describes it as an impressive, eye-catching spine tingler. In the final lines of the chapter, Wahl jokes about meeting more terrible weather on his return trip to America.

Keywords: They Caught the Ferry; Departure; America; Weather; Ebba Dreyer

Chapter.  868 words. 

Subjects: Film

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