burning question

Films and Filming. 1968.

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4 responses to “burning question

  1. 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……

    • chainedandperfumed

      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.

  2. 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…

    • chainedandperfumed

      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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