Films and Filming. 1968.
Not that it’s a polarizing question or anything . . .
Personally, I’d pick the latter – although some Dreyer films (Master of the House) I could very happily never see again.
Ordet fascinates me – I don’t really know why though……
After I saw Joan of Arc I just assumed everything he did would be amazing but then I checked out some of the others and found that they just weren’t for me. I’d have to give Ordet another chance—-I think I watched it on a (maybe only semi-) late night airing on TCM and it literally put me to sleep.
Funny thing about this is that Dreyer seemingly died while this particular issue of F&F was on newsstands. The following month they were much less provocative while discussing him.
Poor guy. Having knocked him off, it’s just as well they became a little more respectful next issue. Ordet has a religious theme, is melodramatic, even corny – I should hate it. Instead, it strangely draws me – a love / hate relationship perhaps…
I’m going to have to see if I can watch it again—this time without giving up on it before the half way point.
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