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History unmade
03.07.2015
C. Claire Thomson has ventured into the Dreyer-collection at the Danish Film Institute and traced the meticulous research undertaken by Carl Th. Dreyer in the 1940s and 1950s when he was working on a biopic on Mary Stuart. Dreyer's original manuscript for the unrealised film about Mary Stuart is published for the first time together with the article. 
The Carl Th. Dreyer Award 2015
16.02.2015
Anders Østergaard, director of 1989 and Burma VJ, received The Carl Th. Dreyer Award 2015.
20 of Dreyer's scripts online
09.01.2015
Carl Th. Dreyer’s screenplays for the company Nordisk Film from the period 1913-1919 have now been digitised and are accessible on carlthdreyer.dk. You can see manuscripts for the twenty films he worked on as writer, most of them typewritten, and in some cases multiple versions. Zoom in on the pages and read Dreyer’s hand-written corrections and comments [in Danish].
A Tale of Tailoring
04.03.2014
The story begins in Paris in 1926. It is a tale told by Torsten Grunwald, a gentleman with a passion for classic men’s fashion and fine tailoring. The artefact in the story that follows is handed down from ‘créateur’ to customer, from its first owner to a dear colleague, who hands it down again to a ‘suitable’ inheritor, who keeps the promise he made to his benefactor. The Dreyer website is happy to present the tale of Dreyer’s tuxedo.
The Carl Th. Dreyer Award 2014
17.02.2014
Cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro, who helped bring Lars von Trier's vision to life in "Nymphomaniac," received the Carl Th. Dreyer Award 2014. The Swedish director Jan Troell received the Carl Th. Dreyer Honorary Award 2014 for his lifelong achievements as a humanistic filmmaker.
Carl Th. Dreyer’s 125 anniversary is celebrated with ”quite a find”
03.02.2014
DREYER AS EDITOR. A re-organisation of old archived publications in the DFI's cellar recently led to the re-discovery of a box of film magazines dating from 1923. It transpires that Carl Th. Dreyer worked as editor of Det Ny Magasin (The New Magazine). Dreyer expert Casper Tybjerg has called the discovery “really quite a find”.
The letters in The President
22.10.2013
Read the transcriptions by Stephen Larson of all the characters' letters that are displayed on intertitles in The President. The film is available on DVD but the small "script" font size used for the dual-language intertitles are difficult to read while the film is running.
New essay on La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
05.07.2013
The spatial peculiarities of three remarkable aspects of La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc make up the kernel of this essay by Arnout and Michiel De Cleene.
The script for Dreyer's Jesus-film
04.07.2013
Carl Th. Dreyer's script for the Jesus film is now online. See the manuscript in English for Jesus of Nazareth on the Dreyer website.
Dreyer, film propaganda and cognitive theory
03.07.2013
In 1946, Carl Th. Dreyer's short film Vandet paa Landet ("The Water in the Country") was shelved because it was feared that it might harm Danish agriculture's image abroad. In this new article by Casper Tybjerg, Dreyer's short film is used to show how we can combine a rhetorical and a cognitivist approach in an analysis that can explain both the film's propagandistic features and the significance of the disgust it evokes in the viewer.
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