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Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere$
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Anna Westerstahl Stenport and Arne Lunde

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474438056

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.001.0001

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“Here is My Home”: Voiceover and Foreign-language Versions in Postwar Danish informational film

“Here is My Home”: Voiceover and Foreign-language Versions in Postwar Danish informational film

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(p.141) 11. “Here is My Home”: Voiceover and Foreign-language Versions in Postwar Danish informational film
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Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere
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C. Claire Thomson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0011

This chapter discusses a selection of foreign-language Danish informational films, giving an overview, firstly, of how the films travelled and in which languages. It then looks more closely at a key principle in such filmmaking in Denmark: the use of voiceover, as opposed to subtitling or dubbing. This was a practice predicated on the medium-specific properties of film, as well as the networks of distribution and exhibition in play at the time. Voiceover was a practical necessity, but one which positioned the filmic narratives, and by extension Denmark, in spatio-temporal relation to the contexts of viewing. Examining a selection of typical and atypical films made between 1947 and 1960, the present study argues that voiceover, accent, and ambient sound often engender a delicate balance between “here” and “elsewhere.”

Keywords:   Foreign language, Voiceover, Subtitling, Accent, Denmark, Postwar, Informational films

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