The Slighted Profet

In 1949 Dreyer met the wealthy American theatrical impresario Blevins Davis in Denmark. The two men entered into a contract that Davis would produce Dreyer’s film about Christ. A dedicated relationship was now in the budding. During the next 16 years they corresponded, but the film was not even near realization. In all, 256 letters and telegrams were written—210 from Dreyer and 46 from Davis. The difference speaks for itself …

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The Slighted Prophet by Lisbeth Nannestad Jørgensen 
(From 'Letters about the Jesus Film', Sekvens Særrække, 1989).

Det Danske Filminstitut CARL TH. DREYER - THE MAN AND HIS WORK


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