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Denmark's Great Sculptor

Carl Th. Dreyer, Preben Frank, Denmark, 1949

9 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A portrait of the great Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Dreyer uses close-ups of Thorvaldsen's reliefs and sculptures and lingers on the essential details of human anatomy.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Thorvaldsen
Danish title Thorvaldsen
Other titles Denmark's Great Sculptor
Keywords Thorvaldsen, Bertel, Sculptures, Sculptors, Artists, Arts, Vor Frue Kirke, Copenhagen, 1700-1799, 1940-1949
Director Carl Th. Dreyer, Preben Frank
Screenplay Carl Th. Dreyer
Director of Photography Preben Frank
Editor Preben Frank
Composer Svend Erik Tarp
Production country Denmark
Production companies Preben Frank Film, Dansk Film Co.
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 290 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 20.04.1949
Cinemas Scala vist som forfilm til "Safari på liv og død" ("The Macomber Affair")
Find more Britta Martensen-Larsen: Om Carl Th. Dreyers "Thorvaldsens kunst", in Konsthistorisk tidskrift, årg. LXIV, 1995 (udgivet af Konsthistoriska Sällskapet)

Companies

Production companies Preben Frank Film, Dansk Film Co.
Commissioned by Dansk Kulturfilm
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Carl Th. Dreyer
Direction Preben Frank

Script

Script Carl Th. Dreyer

Cinematography

Cinematography Preben Frank

Editing

Editing Preben Frank

Music

Music Svend Erik Tarp
Conductor Erik Tuxen

Other credits

Expert: art historian Sigurd Schultz

Voiceover

Dansk speak Ib Koch-Olsen
Fransk speak Therése Camos
Engelsk speak Dudley Platt
Tysk speak Karl Striebeck

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