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Nordic Noir and Neo-Noir:: The Human Criminal

Andrew Nestingen

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The term ‘Nordic noir’ has gained currency as the catchall term for crime fiction on page, screen, and television from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. While film noir is a minor ... More


The Iron Curtain Effect: Nordic Eastern Noir

Anna Estera Mrozewicz

in Beyond Eastern Noir: Reimaging Russia and Eastern Europe in Nordic Cinemas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418102
eISBN:
9781474444675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418102.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction looks at the importance of geopolitical borders for Nordic cinematic constructions of the neighbouring countries that lay behind the Iron Curtain. Offering an overview of rich ... More


Crime Up North: The Case of Norway, Finland and Iceland

Björn Ægir Norðfjörð

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter I hope to account for the international (literary and filmic) origin of recent Norwegian, Finnish and Icelandic crime films and television series as well as their particular local ... More


Nordic Noir as a Calling Card: The International Careers of Danish Film and Television Talent in the 2010s

Eva N. Redvall

in Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438056
eISBN:
9781474476591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the transnational success of drama serials such as Forbrydelsen/The Killing (2007-2012) and Borgen (2010-2013) and the popularity of a special kind of ’Nordic Noir’ crime drama, ... More


Disrupting the Remake: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lucy Mazdon

in Transnational Film Remakes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407236
eISBN:
9781474434812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Recent years have witnessed a cycle of high profile Hollywood remakes of Scandinavian cinema, including such titles as David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, (USA, 2011), based upon the ... More


Bridges and Tunnels: Negotiating the National in Transnational Television Drama

Anders Wilhelm Åberg

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In a globalised world, the notions of neatly defined, homogeneous ethnies or national identities are difficult to sustain, especially if they are construed as organic features of social organisation ... More


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