Locating Nordic Noir

From Beck to The Bridge

  • Kim Toft Hansen
  • Anne Marit Waade

Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
    Pages 1-23
  3. Local Colour and Location Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 27-51
    3. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 53-76
    4. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 77-101
  4. From Bestsellers to Blockbusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 105-125
    3. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 127-144
    4. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 145-159
  5. Written for the Danish Screen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 163-185
    3. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 187-206
    4. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 207-225
  6. Written for the Nordic Screen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 229-245
    3. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 247-267
    4. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 269-289
    5. Kim Toft Hansen, Anne Marit Waade
      Pages 291-306
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-313

About this book

Introduction

This book is a comprehensive study of Nordic Noir television drama from the 1990’s until today. The authors introduce the history of contemporary Nordic Noir from the perspective of place, production and location studies. The chapters include readings of well-known television crime dramas such as BeckThe KillingTrapped and The Bridge as well as a range of other important Nordic Noir cases. The authors position the development of Nordic Noir in the global market for popular television drama and place the international attention towards Nordic crime dramas within regional development of drama production in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Consequently, Nordic Noir is read as both a transnational financial and creative phenomenon and as a local possibility for community building. Offering a comprehensible, scholarly and methodologically original approach to the popularity of Nordic television crime dramas, this volume is aimed at readers with an interest in crime drama as well as scholars and students of television drama.

Keywords

Nordic Noir Nordic Crime Television drama Beck The Killing Forbrydelsen Trapped Ófærð The Bridge Broen Blue Eyes Norskov Stieg Larsson Scandinavian television Scandinavian Crime Fiction Scandi Noir Television crime drama location studies Nordic landscape

Authors and affiliations

  • Kim Toft Hansen
    • 1
  • Anne Marit Waade
    • 2
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityInstitute of Culture and Global Studies Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University AarhusDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59815-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59814-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59815-4
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