Dreyer, film propaganda and cognitive theory

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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Vandet paa Landet (Carl Th. Dreyer, DK, 1946)

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