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The Bridge – Season 3: Perspectives from the UK
bron-s3-rt01 In the last in our special series on the third season of The Bridge, Pei-Sze Chow reports that British enthusiasm for the hit Scandi crime drama shows no sign of abating. At the end of 2015, viewers in the UK were treated to a third season of the bilingual cross-border crime thriller, The Bridge. Showing no signs of dipping in popularity, the series has only grown as a cultural event in ...
The European audio-visual landscape: enabling cultural diversity
Netflix MeCETES Project Leader Andrew Higson on the role film and television drama can play in enabling cultural diversity in Europe. The European audio-visual landscape is a complex space in which a variety of agents jostle for control. Creative control depends, on the one hand, on the creative talent: directors, producers, showrunners, writers. On the other hand, it is circumscribed by the interests of public and private funders, broadcasting executives, commissioners, sales ...
The almost nearly perfect Swedish-Danish co-production: The Bridge – Season 3: A Danish Perspective
Broen.klassisk In our second in a series of special articles on Season 3 of The Bridge (Bron/Broen), Ib Bondebjerg examines the Danish reception of the series and notes that, despite positive reviews, critical voices are emerging. Warning: this article contains spoilers. The sharp, observant reader may notice that part of the title of this blog is taken from Michael Booth’s The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth About the Nordic Miracle (2014).
The Bridge – Season 3: A Swedish Perspective
The character Linn Björklund, played by Maria Kulle, has prompted discussion in Sweden for speaking in a local dialect. In the first of a series of special articles to coincide with Season 3 of The Bridge (Bron/Broen), Olof Hedling discusses how the introduction of a new character has prompted a debate in Sweden about the use of local dialects in Nordic Noir. Season three of The Bridge (Bron/Broen 2011-) premiered in Sweden on September 27, the same day as in Denmark.
TV Programme Market Report: Nordic Boom Continues
bcbb8a77e5fa3474df14356c4bdc2d112df350d7 Ross Biggam – formerly director of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe and now working for Discovery – offers his latest round-up of news from the European TV programme markets. Universal stories with local setting What do broadcasters want from a co-production? Not an easy question to answer – there are, after all, 11,000 broadcasters in Europe.
MeCETES Team Present at ‘Crime Pays, Crime Days’ Conference
The Bridge The MeCETES Team presented at the ‘Crime Pays, Crime Days’ conference, Denmark. The two Danish universities of Aalborg and Aarhus teamed up for this two-day conference held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of October at the Aalborg University. The conference brought together insights and researchers from four different large-scale projects, looking at various elements in production and distribution of European TV drama: Success in the Film and ...
The Bridge 3 Will Be ‘More Danish’, Says Copenhagen Film Fund
The Bridge With the third season of the The Bridge about to go into production, Pei-sze Chow examines how a new funding deal may affect the uniquely cross-border character of the Danish-Swedish series. The CEO of the Copenhagen Film Fund (CFF), Thomas Gammeltoft, announced last week that the third season of the crime thriller series Bron/Broen (The Bridge), scheduled for late 2015, will be “more Danish” than before.
Explaining the Success of Bron/Broen (The Bridge)
The Bridge Key to the international success of the Bron/Broen (The Bridge) and its Anglo-French remake, The Tunnel, is the simple yet glorious idea of a crime scene being divided by a national border, argues Ingrid Stigsdotter. On June 9, Filmlance, co-producers of Bron/Broen (The Bridge), announced that production for the third season of the popular Scandinavian crime drama would begin in September 2014 – minus lead actor Kim ...
The Racial Politics of Nordic Noir
Consuming Race Exploring the appeal of the Nordic countries to contemporary British audiences, Ben Pitcher, author of Consuming Race (Routledge, 2014), considers the racial politics of Nordic culture. From cafes and coffee shops to design and leisure, there’s clearly something of a fashion for Nordic culture in contemporary Britain. And from Michael Booth’s travelogue to Channel 4’s three-part documentary series Scandimania, ...
Re-imagining the Øresund Region: The Bridge (2011-2013)
Map_of_Öresund_between_Denmark_and_Sweden The Danish-Swedish crime drama The Bridge is the first major screen production to place the transnational Øresund region centrestage. Pei-sze Chow examines how the newly-constructed region has been represented on film and television, and highlights how a sense of an ‘Øresund community’ is mediated through language and subtitling in The Bridge. Scandinavian crime thriller The Bridge has been been an international hit.
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