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Susanne Bier’s Hollywood Experiments: Things We Lost in the Fire and Serena

Missy Molloy

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“Susanne Bier’s Hollywood Experiments: Things We Lost in the Fire and Serena” explores the lackluster responses to Bier’s first English-language productions, often referred to as her ‘Hollywood ... More


Judaism and Danish Directors: The Case of Lars von Trier vs. Susanne Bier

Pétur Valsson

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“The Case of Lars von Trier vs. Susanne Bier” focuses on the public conflict between Denmark’s leading international film directors, which has developed almost entirely through von Trier’s defamation ... More


Susanne Bier’s Boundary-crossing Screen Authorship

Missy Molloy, Mimi Nielsen, and Meryl Shriver-Rice

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The volume introduction contextualizes Susanne Bier’s work in light of Danish cinema’s unprecedented popularity around the turn of the 21st century; outlines the evolution of her career; relates her ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Missy Molloy, Mimi Nielsen, and Meryl Shriver-Rice (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The award-winning Danish director Susanne Bier has become increasingly known for her generic innovations and industrial fluidity, moving confidently between cinema and television at a time where the ... More


Gender Equity in Screen Culture: On Susanne Bier, the Celluloid Ceiling, and the Growing Appeal of TV Production

Mette Hjort

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“Gender Equity in Screen Culture: On Susanne Bier, the Celluloid Ceiling, and the Growing Appeal of TV Production” reflects on Bier’s career in light of the “unprecedented attention” recently ... More


The Truth is in the Eyes: Susanne Bier’s Use of Close-ups in The Night Manager

Eva Novrup Redvall

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“The Truth Is in the Eyes: Susanne Bier’s Use of Close-ups in The Night Manager” sheds light on aesthetic strategies apparent across Bier’s works. Eva Novrup Redvall points to Bier’s decision to ... More


A Conversation with Susanne Bier

Missy Molloy, Mimi Nielsen, and Meryl Shriver-rice (eds)

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Based on an interview conducted in November 2016 in Copenhagen, the volume’s postscript foregrounds the topics covered in the book and touches on provocative readings of Bier’s films advanced by ... More


Tracing Affect in Susanne Bier’s Dramas

Mimi Nielsen

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mimi Nielsen’s “Tracing Affect in Susanna Bier’s Dramas” proposes two intertwined, extensive themes apparent across much of Bier’s oeuvre stresses particular stylistic and narrative traits that ... More


Storytelling Schemes, Realism, and Ambiguity: Susanne Bier’s Danish Dramas

Birger Langkjær

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter connects Bier’s approach to genre with Danish cinema’s gradual shift, apparent since the 1990s, from realism and folk comedy to mainstream genres with greater international appeals. ... More


Cinema of the World and Women’s Film Culture: Susanne Bier’s Transnational Cinema

Belinda Smaill

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 11 employs a feminist lens to situate women filmmakers within a wider global context in which all women’s cinema can be considered to be “world cinema,” set apart from local contexts that ... More


From Local to Global: The Bier/Jensen Screenwriting Collaboration

Cath Moore

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cath Moore draws attention to the unique Danish co-writing process that most Danish directors employ, in which a director and screen-writer collaborate on scripts and share writing credit. Bier’s ... More


Negotiating Special Relationships: Susanne Bier’s Comedies

Gunhild Agger

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘Negotiating Special Relationships: Susanne Bier’s Comedies’ highlights the diversity of Bier’s films by analyzing her comedies, which, Gunhild Agger argues, borrow from and innovate characteristics ... More


Danish Privilege and Responsibility in the Work of Susanne Bier

Meryl Shriver-Rice

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Meryl Shriver-Rice interprets Brothers, After the Wedding, and In a Better World in terms of the shared trope of the white male sojourner who travels from Denmark to locations that feature non-white, ... More


Vision and Ethics in A Second Chance (En chance til)

Danica van de Velde

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Danica van de Velde’s “Vision and Ethics in A Second Chance (En chance til, 2014)” addresses Bier’s aesthetics in depth. Reading A Second Chance as a particularly poignant example because of how it ... More


Beginning with Jewish Survival: Freud’s Leaving Home

Maureen Turim

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“Beginning with Jewish Survival: Freud’s Leaving Home” is a close reading of the complex references to Jewish heritage in Bier’s first feature-length film. Maureen Turim employs a psychological lens ... More


Stories with Queer Identities

Anders Marklund

in ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“Stories with Queer Identities” analyzes representations of queer characters in Bier’s films Like It Never Was Before (Pensionat Oskar, 1995), Once in a Lifetime (Livet är en schlager, 2000), and ... More


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