Kosmorama #276: A Common Film Culture?

'Seine Frau, die Unbekannte' (Benjamin Christensen, DE, 1923). Archive: DFI Stills & Posters Archive.
15.01.2020. This issue of Kosmorama digs into the Danish-German film culture of the silent era. It is authored by the team of researchers behind the three-year research project, 'A Common Film Culture? – Denmark and Germany in the Silent Film Era, 1910-1930'.

Kosmorama #276

Project leader Lars-Martin Sørensen introduces the project and the individual contributions of the research team:

 

Stephan Michael Schröder analyses how Danish film companies negotiated contemporary German notions of ‘Danishness and Northernness’:

 

Taking Benjamin Christensen’s German comedy Seine Frau, die Unbekannte as a case study, Casper Tybjerg discusses how film historians can study the agency of directors long dead:

 

Jannie Dahl Astrup traces the careers of two individuals: the British film agent Arthur C. Gregory and the German producer and distributor Lothar Stark, who were both of prime importance to the European success of the Danish film company Palladium in the 1920s:

 

Four more articles are published in the Danish version of this issue. They will be published in English here at a later date.