Overlooked, untold and almost forgotten – Urban Gad, film pioneer
03. sep 2021. Would Asta Nielsen have become an international star without Urban Gad? Sorry, Urban who? We’ll never be able to answer that first question. The answer to the second question — well, you can find it
Making It Monumental
THEME. David Bordwell on 'The End of the World' and storytelling strategies characteristic of Danish silent cinema.
Crime and Punishment – Silent crime stories from the vaults
THEME. In the Danish silent era, not unlike today, crime films were all the rage. Peter Schepelern guides you through.
On the ‘Danishness’ of Danish Films in Germany until 1918
15. jan 2020. PEER REVIEWED. In Wilhelminian society, Denmark and Danishness were mostly constructed as part of a ‘north’ and a northernness sharing a deeply-rooted kinship with Germany, but at the same time as a
Valdemar Psilander – A World Star in Danish Film
06. mar 2017. Around the world, thousands of women’s hearts throbbed when Valdemar Psilander lit up the darkness of the silent cinema house. He spent six years at the top of the charts before it all ended
"The Arbiter of Elegance": Psilander’s Stardom and Elite-Oriented Film Culture in Rio de Janeiro
06. mar 2017. PEER REVIEWED. This article examines how Valdemar Psilander’s stardom in Brazil built on the risqué reputation of Nordisk’s erotic melodramas and tapped into persistent links between moviegoing and