Short Films from a Small Nation : Danish Informational Cinema 1935 1965 Paperback / softback
Part of the Traditions in World Cinema series
For three decades, state-sponsored short filmmaking educated Danish citizens, promoted Denmark to the world, and shaped the careers of renowned directors like Carl Th.
Dreyer. The first book-length study in English of a national corpus of state-sponsored informational film, this book traces how Danish shorts on topics including social welfare, industry, art and architecture were commissioned, funded, produced and reviewed from the inter-war period to the 1960s.
Examining the life cycle of a representative selection of films, and discussing their preservation and mediation in the digital age, this book presents a detailed case study of how informational cinema is shaped by, and indeed shapes, its cultural, political and technological contexts.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages, 25 B/W illustrations
- Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
- Publication Date: 31/08/2019
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9781474452274
- Hardback from £56.99