From Fritz Lang to Victor Sjöström: Film noir elements in Scandinavian silent films
Film noir elements in Scandinavian silent films
When present-day audiences think about the film adaptations of well-known bestseller stories of such authors as Henning Mankell, Håkan Nesser, Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbø it may be intriguing for them to discover that the nowadays extremely popular genre of Nordic Noir, or Scandinavian noir as it is sometimes referred to - mainly comprising crime fiction written in the Scandinavian countries -, shares several common features with its ‘older brother’ film noir, not only because it displays characteristics of dark mood, low-key lighting schemes and a distinctive, realistic . . .
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