Bibliography (the word)

Literature about the life and work of Carl Theodor Dreyer is abundant. The first book about him was publicized in 1940 in Denmark. Since, a great many books about Dreyer's work and life have appeared in different languages. Below is an overview of the ca. 60 most important publications about Dreyer and his films, together with anthologies of his own essays, articles, and reviews etc., besides his published screenplays.

Writing about Dreyer in journals and periodicals is extensive the world over and includes articles, reviews, interviews, analyses and dossiers. An overview of periodicals and other literature at the Danish Film Institute (DFI) Library can be found through a search in the database Bibliorama. A large portion of the literature available belongs to the lending section of the library, but can be accessed through libraries elsewhere. Write to the DFI Library at bibliotek@dfi.dk

Under the film titles you find a specific bibliography - see for instance Day of Wrath.  

En filminstruktørs arbejde: Carl Th. Dreyer og hans ti film / af Ebbe Neergaard. København: Atheneum, 1940. 63 s. ill. 

Vampyr: l’étrange aventure de David Gray / Carl Theodor Dreyer; a cura di Aldo Buzzi e Bianca Lattuada. Milano: Poligono Società Editrice, 1948. 179 s. ill. (Biblioteca cinematografica).

Om filmen: artikler og interviews / Carl Th. Dreyer; udgivet af Erik Ulrichsen. København: Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, 1959. 95 s. ill.

Dreyer / Jean Sémolué. Paris: Éditions Universitaires, 1962. 180 s. ill.

Ebbe Neergaards bog om Dreyer: i videreført og forøget udgave ved Beate Neergaard og Vibeke Steinthal / Ebbe Neergaard. København: Dansk Videnskabs Forlag, 1963. 114 s. ill.
 

Fire film: Jeanne d’Arc - Vampyr - Vredens dag - Ordet / af Carl Th. Dreyer. København: Gyldendal, 1964. 294 s., [32] tav. ill.

Om filmen: artikler og interviews / Carl Th. Dreyer; udgivet af Erik Ulrichsen. København: Gyldendals Uglebøger, 1964. 132 s. ill.

I miei film / Carl Theodor Dreyer. Venezia: Cineforum, 1965. 201 s. ill.

Cinque film: La Passione di Giovanna d’Arco, Vampiro, Dies irae, Ordet, Gertrud, seguiti da tutti gli scritti sul cinema / Carl Th. Dreyer. Torino: Einaudi, 1967. 456 s. ill.

Dreyer: cadres et mouvements / Philippe Parrain; avec le concours de Barthélémy Amengual et Vincent Pinel. Paris: Lettres Modernes, 1967. 176 s., [8] tav. ill. (Études cinématographiques).

Carl Th. Dreyer, cinéaste danois: 1889-1968. København: Ministère Royal des Affaires Étrangères, 1968. 50 s. ill.

Carl Th. Dreyer, Danish film director: 1889-1968. København: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1968. 50 s. ill.
 

Jesus fra Nazaret: et filmmanuskript / Carl Th. Dreyer. København: Gyldendal, 1968. 187 s.
 

La passione di Giovanna d’Arco: un film di Carl Theodor Dreyer / Vincenzo Bassoli. Padova: R.A.D.A.R., 1968. 62 s. ill. (Invito al cinema).
 

Carl Th. Dreyer / par Claude Perrin. Paris: Seghers, 1969. 188 s. ill. (Cinéma d’aujourd’hui).
 

Gesú: racconto di un film / Carl Th. Dreyer. Torino: Einaudi, 1969. 231 s.

Four screenplays: La passion de Jeanne d’Arc - Vampyr - Vredens dag – Ordet / Carl Theodor Dreyer. London, Thames and Hudson, 1970. 312 s., [30] tav. ill.

The cinema of Carl Dreyer / by Tom Milne. London: Zwemmer, 1971. 192 s. ill. (International film guide series).

Dreyer: Carl Th. Dreyer - en dansk filmskaber / Helge Ernst. København: Gjellerup, 1972. 32 s. ill. (Mono-serien).

Jesus / Carl Th. Dreyer. New York: Dial P., 1972. 312 s. ill.

Dreyer in double reflection / Carl Th. Dreyer; edited by Donald Skoller. New York, Dutton, 1973. 205 s. ill.

Filmguide to La passion de Jeanne d’Arc / David Bordwell. Bloomington: Indiana U.P., 1973. vii, 83 s. (Indiana University Press Filmguide Series).
Dreyer / by Mark Nash. London: British Film Institute, 1977. 81 s.

Carl Theodor Dreyer / di Pier Giorgio Tone. Firenze: La nuova Italia, 1978. 129 s. (Il castoro cinema).

Tutto Dreyer / a cura di Guido Cincotti. Roma: Cineteca Nazionale, 1978. 68 s. (Quaderni di documentazione della Cineteca Nazionale).

Filmed theatre and tragic form in the late work of Carl Th. Dreyer / Linda Ellen Podheiser. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI, 1981. iv, 230 s.

The films of Carl-Theodor Dreyer / David Bordwell. Berkeley, Calif.: U. of California P., 1981. 251 s. ill.

Carl Th. Dreyer født Nilsson / M. Drouzy. København: Gyldendal, 1982. 2 bd. ill.

Carl Th. Dreyer né Nilsson / Maurice Drouzy. Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 1982. 411 s. ill.

Kildemateriale til en biografi om Carl Th. Dreyer / Martin Drouzy. Udgivet af  Københavns Universitet, Institut for Filmvidenskab. København: C.A. Reitzels Forlag, 1982. 128 s. (Sekvens. Særrække).  

Tommen: Carl Th. Dreyers filmjournalistiske virksomhed / ved Peter Schepelern. Udgivet af Københavns Universitet, Institut for Filmvidenskab. København: C.A. Reitzels Forlag, 1982. 153 s. (Sekvens. Særrække).

Carl Dreyer’s La passion de Jeanne d’Arc: a comparison of prints and a formal analysis / by Anthony T. Pipolo. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI, 1983. 258 s.

Oeuvres cinématographiques 1926-1934 / Carl Th. Dreyer; présenté et annoté par Maurice Drouzy et Charles Tesson. Paris: Cinémathèque Française, 1983. 269 s. ill.

Réflexions sur mon métier / Carl Th. Dreyer. Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma/Éditions de l’Étoile, 1983. 158 s. ill. (Écrits).

Jésus de Nazareth, Médée / Carl Th. Dreyer; dossier réuni par M. Drouzy. Paris, Éditions du Cerf, 1986. 277 s.

Il cinema di Dreyer: l’eccentrico e il classico / a cura di Andrea Martini. Venezia: Marsilio, 1987. 252 s., [16] tav. ill.

Carl Th. Dreyer: essays by Ib Monty, Jytte Jensen, James Schamus, Carren O. Kaston / edited by Jytte Jensen. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1988. 95 s. ill.

Gertrud: de Carl Th. Dreyer / par Fabrice Revault d’Allonnes. Crisnée: Yellow Now, 1988. 125 s. ill. (Long métrage).

Dreyers filmkunst / Edvin Kau. København: Akademisk Forlag, 1989. 417 s. ill.

Jehanne: la passion et la mort d’une sainte: exposition thématique sur “Jeanne d’Arc” un film de Carl Th. Dreyer / catalogue Britta Martensen-Larsen. [Paris]: Maison du Danemark, 1989. 24 s. ill.

Letters about the Jesus film: - 16 years of correspondence between Carl Th. Dreyer and Blevins Davis / edited by Martin Drouzy and Lisbeth Nannestad Jørgensen. København: Københavns Universitet, Institut for Film, TV og Kommunikation, 1989. 235 s. (Sekvens. Special edition).

Speaking the language of desire: the films of Carl Dreyer / Raymond Carney. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1989. 363 s. ill.

Stradanje Ivane Orleanske / Carl Theodor Dreyer. Izdavaci: Slavica Film, 1990. [327] s. ill. (Filmska biblioteka Elipse).

Vampyr: de Carl Th. Dreyer / par Jacques Aumont. Crisnée: Yellow Now, 1993. 157 s. ill. (Long métrage).

Sobre el cine / Carl Th. Dreyer. Valladolid: Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, 1995. 180 s., [32] tav. ill.

Carl Theodor Dreyer / Manuel Vidal Estévez. Madrid: Cátedra, 1997. 359 s. ill. (Signo e imagen/cineastas).

Reflexiones sobre mi oficio: escritos y entrevistas / Carl Th. Dreyer. Barcelona: Paidós, 1997. 157 s. (La memoria del cine).

Réflexions sur mon métier / Carl Th. Dreyer. Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma, 1997. 188 s. (Petite bibliothèque des Cahiers du Cinéma).

Close-ups: contemporary art and Carl Th. Dreyer / curated by Lene Crone and Lars Movin. Copenhagen: NIFCA, 1999. 110 s. ill.

Dreyer / José Andrés Dulce. Madrid: Nickel Odeon, 2000. xxvii, 554 s.

My only great passion: the life and films of Carl Th. Dreyer / Jean Drum & Dale D. Drum. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow P., 2000. xx, 329 s. [16] tav. ill. (Filmmakers series).

Carl Theodor Dreyer: l’unica grande passione / a cura di Sergio Grmek Germani. Udine: Centro espressioni cinematografiche, 2002. 199 s. ill.

The moving word / James Allan Schamus. Ann Arbor, Mich.: UMI, 2003. xlvi, 200 s. ill.

Carl Th. Dreyer: le mystère du vrai / Jean Sémolué. Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma, 2005. 186 s. ill.

Vampyr / David Rudkin. London: British Film Institute, 2005. 96 s. ill. (BFI film classics).

Hammershøi - Dreyer: billedmagi / katalogredaktion: Annette Rosenvold Hvidt / forfattere: Jordi Balló, Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark, Annette Rosenvold Hvidt og Casper Tybjerg. Charlottenlund: Ordrupgaard, 2006. 131 s. ill.

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Gertrud: the moving word / James Schamus. Seattle: U. of Washington P., 2008. x, 117 s.

Jesús de Nazaret: un guión cinematográfico / Carl Theodor Dreyer. Salamanca: Ediciones Sigueme, 2009. 255 s.

Ordet: la Palabra / Kaj Munk, Carl Theodor Dreyer. Salamanca: Ediciones Sigueme, 2009. 191 s. ill.

En visionær fortolker af andres tanker: om Carl Th. Dreyers brug af litterære forlæg / af Morten Egholm. København: Københavns Universitet, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, [2009]. 288 s. ill.

Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: my Summer with the Danish filmmaker / Jan Wahl. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2012. 192 s. ill.


By Lars Ølgaard | 23. May