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Eva N. Redvall Speaks at TV Crime Drama Symposium
TV Drama in Denmark Eva Redvall Novrup delivered a keynote lecture at the Irish Television Crime Drama Symposium, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire, November 27-28, 2014. Drawing on her research into Danish screenwriting and television drama production, she examined what small nations could learn from the international success of Nordic Noir ...
Explaining the Success of Bron/Broen (The Bridge)
The Bridge Key to the international success of the Bron/Broen (The Bridge) and its Anglo-French remake, The Tunnel, is the simple yet glorious idea of a crime scene being divided by a national border, argues Ingrid Stigsdotter. On June 9, Filmlance, co-producers of Bron/Broen (The Bridge), announced that production for the third season of the popular Scandinavian crime drama would begin in September 2014 – minus lead actor Kim ...
The Racial Politics of Nordic Noir
Consuming Race Exploring the appeal of the Nordic countries to contemporary British audiences, Ben Pitcher, author of Consuming Race (Routledge, 2014), considers the racial politics of Nordic culture. From cafes and coffee shops to design and leisure, there’s clearly something of a fashion for Nordic culture in contemporary Britain. And from Michael Booth’s travelogue to Channel 4’s three-part documentary series Scandimania, ...
Latest Scandi Drama Mammon Premiers on More4
Norwegian thriller Mammon gets its UK premier on 4More As Norwegian thriller Mammon gets its UK premiere on More4 this Friday, Eva Novrup Redvall looks at how subtitled Scandinavian drama is branching out beyond the BBC. BBC4’s 9pm Saturday night slot has been the successful home of a streak of Scandinavian drama series, including Wallander, The Killing (Forbrydelsen), Borgen and The Bridge (Bron).
Report Highlights Changing Patterns in Nordic TV Viewing
House of Cards. The second seasons of the Netflix show has gained significant Danish press attention. Audiences in Denmark are watching more TV shows online, according to a new report by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). Eva Novrup Redvall investigates. Streaming has become mainstream in Denmark. That is one of the main conclusions of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s (DR) 2013 annual report on developments in the media landscape, which was published this month. Even though DR’s ...
Salamander Shines Spotlight on Flemish Drama
Matroesjka (Russian Dolls), part of a new wave of Flemish international hit dramas. As Flemish crime drama Salamander hits UK screens, Ilse Schooneknaep looks at some of the other Flemish shows sold to international markets in recent years. Salamander hit British television screens this month, becoming the first major Flemish series to be shown by a mainstream UK broadcaster.
Flemish Crime Drama Salamander Hits UK Screens
Filip Peeters as police inspector Paul Gerardi in Salamander. Flemish crime drama Salamander was a hit in its native Belgium. But the initial audience reaction following its UK debut this month has been more mixed, according to Huw D Jones. Following the phenomenal success of Scandi crime dramas The Killing and The Bridge, BBC Four (UK) this month unveiled its latest foreign language import, Salamander. Filip Peeters as police inspector Paul Gerardi in Salamander. Set in Brussels, the 12-part thriller ...
New Book on Danish TV Drama
TV Drama in Denmark Eva Novrup Redvall’s new book Writing and Producing Television Drama in Denmark: From The Kingdom to The Killing has now been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book, the second title in the new Palgrave Studies in Screening book series, offers unique insights into the production culture at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), home to the acclaimed dramas The Killing and Borgen. Drawing on interviews with writers and producers, Eva examines ...
ECREA European Film Cultures Conference
Eva Novrup Redvall, Ib Bondebjerg and Andrew Higson at the ECREA European Film Cultures conference, Lund University, November 8-9, 2013 The MeCETES team attended the ECREA (Film Studies Section) Conference on European Film Cultures at Lund University, Sweden, on November 8-9, 2013. (Photo: Eva Novrup Redvall, Ib Bondebjerg and Andrew Higson at the ECREA European Film Cultures conference, Lund University, November 8-9, 2013) Project Leader Andrew Higson chaired a panel on ‘Transnational Europe’ in which he gave an outline of the MeCETES project to the assembled audience of European film ...
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