In 1949 Dreyer met the wealthy American theatrical impresario Blevins Davis in Denmark. The two men entered into a contract that Davis would produce Dreyer’s film about Christ. A dedicated relationship was now in the budding. During the next 16 years they corresponded, but the film was not even near realization. In all, 256 letters and telegrams were written – 210 from Dreyer and 46 from Davis. The difference speaks for itself …
By Lisbeth Nannestad Jørgensen | 5 July 2013
The Slighted Prophet
By Lisbeth Nannestad Jørgensen.
From the 'Letters about the Jesus Film', Sekvens Særrække, 1988.