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Christensen, Benjamin 1879-1959

Overview
Works: 82 works in 190 publications in 8 languages and 1,910 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Horror films  Film adaptations  History  Nonfiction films  Anthology films  Short films  Comedy films  Melodrama 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Producer, Restager , Author, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Christensen
Häxan : ett kulturhistorist föredrag i levande bilder i 7 avdelningar by Benjamin Christensen( Visual )

57 editions published between 1921 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious,instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

22 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon Herman Bang's 1902 novel, Dreyer's Michael refashions the classical Greek myth of Jupiter and Ganymede into a love triangle between an aging artist, Zoret (director Benjamin Christensen), his protagonist Michael (Walter Slezak, later to play the Nazi villain in Hitchcock's Lifeboat) and Princess Zamikoff (Nora Gregor, Rules of the game), an aristocratic femme fatale as entranced by Michael's youthful beauty as Zoret is. As Michael plunges from the dizzying heights of new love to the depths of theft and betrayal, Zoret experiences a spiritual rebirth from out of the ashes of rejection and despair. A film of exquisite artistry, Michael is both elaborately theatrical and remarkably restrained. Dreyer elicits vivid and passionate performances from his adroit cast, including the screen's only acting appearance by cinematographer Freund. Co-written by Fritz Lang's wife and collaborator Thea von Harbou (M, Metropolis), this intimate and compelling film possesses a bold level of emotional detail and depicts the twilight of a male-male romance with unusual daring and subtlety
Häxan = Witchcraft( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through painstaking research, this silent docu-drama attempts to reconstruct the practices of witchcraft and satanism from the 15th through the 17th centuries, concluding with cases of demonic possession in the 1920s
Mockery by Benjamin Christensen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While scavenging for food among dead bodies during the Russian Revolution, a slow-witted peasant named Sergei is hired by a desperate woman to guide her out of the carnage. In exchange for promises of friendship and a secure future, he endures torture to save her. The woman turns out to be a countess, the friendship and secure future become a degrading job in her kitchen and Sergei, inflamed by proletarian ideals, embraces violence
Benjamin Christensen (1879-1959)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Danish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two films by famed Danish director Benjamin Christensen. In Sealed orders, an officer's orders are stolen by a spy who is trying to seduce the officer's wife. In Blind justice, a fugitive traveling with a baby is recaptured and separated from his child, and swears revenge on the woman he believes betrayed him
Häxan : ett kulturhistoriskt föredrag i levande bilder i 7 avdelningar = La sorcellerie à travers les âges by Benjamin Christensen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Swedish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un essai culte sur la sorcellerie à travers les âges et sa représentation dans l'art... L'ancêtre du docufiction... Plusieurs scènes fictives illustrent la pratique médiévale de la sorcellerie et la persécution dont elle fit l'objet de la part de l'église... Un grand cinéaste du réel et un pamphlet contre les totalitarismes...(Adav)
Häxan : ett kulturhistorisket föredrag i levande bilder i 7 avdelningar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Swedish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that witches of the middle ages and turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients suffer from the same type of hysteria. It's a witches brew of the scary, the gross and the darkly humorous
Det hemmelighedsfulde X Sealed orders( Visual )

8 editions published in 2004 in Danish and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft through the ages( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish docu-drama, made in 1922, which portrays witchcraft and Satanism in the Middle Ages
Lon Chaney : the Warner archive classic collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lon Chaney was the king of the character actors and single-handedly created the role of 'horror star.' This collection celebrates his career showcasing his powers at their peak. One man. One thousand faces. Six classic films. He Who Gets Slapped (1924): Lon Chaney alongside Norma Shearer and John Gilbert. Mockery (1927): In a striking performance Chaney proves his talents were not confined to prosthetics and makeup. The Monster (1925): Lon Chaney plays the montrous Ziska who gathers candidates for his eerie experiments by causing roadway accidents. Mr. Wu (1927): Lon Chaney essays dual characters as the sage Grandfather Wu and his grandson, the mandarin Mr.Wu. The Unholy Three (1925): Chaney plays a ventriloquist who teams with a strongman and a dwarf to embark on a life of crime. The Unholy 3 (1930): In his last film - and only talkie - Chaney re-creates his famed silent role, the scheming ventriloquist Professor Echo" --Container
Häxan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood skæbner by Benjamin Christensen( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

På tur med fynsk musik by Margrethe Heyde( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind justice = Hævnens nat by Benjamin Christensen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this film as a man who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned for murder and seeks revenge on the woman who betrayed him when he's released many years later
Häxan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delirante recorrido por la historia de la brujería que reconstruye las imágenes alucinadas de Goya, Breughel, Durero o El Bosco, a la par que escenifica un brillante alegato en contra del papel de la Iglesia y la Inquisición durante la época medieval
Häxan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sealed orders by Benjamin Christensen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danish actor/director Benjamin Christensen appears as a military man who is wrongly accused and convicted of treason in wartime
Häxan : ett kulturhistorist föredrag i levande bilder i 7 avdelningar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that witches of the middle ages and turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients suffer from the same type of hysteria. Its a witches brew of the scary, the gross and the darkly humorous
Perler på snor by Annemette Hess( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Christensen (1879-1959)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Multiple languages and Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De eerste twee films van de Deense regisseur
 
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Häxan : ett kulturhistorist föredrag i levande bilder i 7 avdelningar
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Bee, Richard 1879-1959

Benjamin Christensen acteur et réalisateur

Benjamin Christensen dán filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró és színész

Benjamin Christensen dänischer Regisseur

Benjamin Christensen Danish actor

Benjamin Christensen duński reżyser, scenarzysta i aktor

Benjamin Christensen filmregisseur uit Denemarken (1879-1959)

Benjamin Christensen regista e cantante danese

Christiansen, Benjamin 1879-1959

Christie, Benjmain 1879-1959

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