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Souvenirs from the Selma Lagerlöf silent film adaptations: How ‘beautiful’ book editions and prestige cinema collaborated in Swedish visual culture around 1920
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2630-1739
2012 (English)In: Scandinavica - International Journal of Scandinavian Studies, ISSN 0036-5653, Vol. 51, no 2, 184-207 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

From 1917 to 1930, several of Selma Lagerlöf’s literary works that were adapted into films in Sweden were reissued in editions illustrated with film stills. The article analyses these book editions in relation to the cinema souvenir programme, placing them within the double context of Swedish publishing and cinema culture. and argueing that increased expenses associated with World War I generated this finely tuned interaction between book and film production o. Through the lens of media materiality, this particular piece of cross-media print culture questions the boundaries between visual and printed media, unveiling the connections between the ‘golden’ era of ‘quality’ film production in Sweden around the 1920s and the stable impact of Selma Lagerlöf in Sweden through continuous publication and re-publication.

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2012. Vol. 51, no 2, 184-207 p.
Keyword [en]
Print culture, cinema souvenir programmes, literary adaptation, tie-in products, Selma Lagerlöf, Bonnier
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Studies on Film
Research subject
Cinema Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98905OAI: diva2:685712
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-03-04Bibliographically approved

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