Haunted screens and spiritual scenes: film as a medium in the cinema of Carl Theodor Dreyer

Harrison, R. (2010) Haunted screens and spiritual scenes: film as a medium in the cinema of Carl Theodor Dreyer. Scandinavica, 48(1), pp. 31-36.

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Abstract

In exploring the nature of cinematic self-reflexivity, this article investigates the relationship between the medium of film and Dreyer’s interest in the spiritual and religious experience. It draws upon Freud’s concept of the ‘Uncanny’ to determine the boundaries of cinematic space and time in relation to the transience of life and death, as represented on screen.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Rebecca
Authors: Harrison, R.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Scandinavica
Publisher:University College London
ISSN:0036-5653

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