Friday, January 18, 2013

Danish TV - NYerQuotes

Excessively charming quotes from a New Yorker article on Danish TV, taken out of context to be savored:
The second thing that revolutionized Danish television was a trip to America.  In the mid-nineties, DR [Denmark's public-service broadcaster] sent several of its top executives and producers to Los Angeles,where they visited the sets of "N.Y.P.D. Blue," "L.A. Law," and "24."  They returned to Denmark with new concepts: writers' rooms, showrunners, multi-episode series ... Gjervig Gram [writer for "Borgen"] explained, "We said, 'We're going to do it the American way,' but it took some year to find the Danish way to do it the American way." 

Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, January 7, 2013
LETTER FROM COPENHAGEN
Danish Postmodern
Why Scandinavian TV has so many fans

"... I think we sometimes have to look in the mirror and think, We're not always cozy, we're not always Hans Christian Andersen," [Soren] Sveistrup [writer for "The Killing"] said.  "Lego, Tivoli - that's our P.R., that's how we lure you to come here, but we're just as corrupt and power-sick as everyone else." 

Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, January 7, 2013
LETTER FROM COPENHAGEN
Danish Postmodern
Why Scandinavian TV has so many fans

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