After looking into The Bridge I looked into another Nordic noir Wallander.
Linda is training to be a police office.
The main protagonist Linda is a heroic and brace character. This is evident when Linda carelessly wonders into the wood by her self in search of a criminal showing her character as fearless and confident from the on set.
As I mentioned earlier it is common for skandi crime dramas to have contrasting characters and binary opposites to create another layer of tension.
Anna Linda's so called friend is the complete opposite of Linda. She is a shy and timid character. She however holds strong religious beliefs. She believes that abortion and sperm ... wrong "it's sick, it's strange that there is no father involved" she says this directly to the mothef of the child showing that even through she's shy she is confident enough to express her beliefs and values showing how important it is to her. She goes on the say that the baby "is a product of insemination" and leaves as she gets angry that linda is backing the mothers point.
We later find out she is part of a cult. An extremist group that take punishing people's sins into there own hands.Exacuting people by hangover no them. "Anyone talking gods place with have the flaming wrath of god" they have taken this quote from the bible and literally took this word for word.
its conventional for nodic noirs to use obscure and obstructed camera angles. They do this to give the sense of a presents or someone standing there. An example of this was when Linda was in the forest and the camera was placed behind a tree. This could make the audiance think some one is standing there making the shot a POV.
The music in nordic noir is used in the same way in both programs its used for suspence and to build tenson. For example a chase scene the music will get louder and more layers will be added. the pitch tends to get higher when something is about to happen this is called hit point where the music and video match.
what have you learnt from this investigation? From this investigation I have learnt the importance of making the genre clear through using generic conventions for example low key lighting in the bridge to signify a theme of corpuscular gloom. If the mise-en-scene doesn’t match the script it will leave the audience confused on what they are watching. I will use what i have learnt from this investigatin in my own work.
From this investigation I have learnt that Nordic noirs do challenge my interpretation of moving image as Nordic noir is always based on true or serious situations. Nordic noirs are often very real dramas are based of real life.
The Swedish are stereotypically known for being open as I mentioned earlier. As an English audience we are shocked by the sight of a little skin or sexual intimacy on TV however violence in English TV is now normal as we have been Desensitized to it 30 years ago blood or violence would be horrifying. This shows how time has developed.
Crime dramas also rely on contrast to make an impact on the audience whether its juxtaposing 2 different stereotypes or binary opposites such as cop vs criminal. They do this to add an extra layer of action and drama.
The bridge and Wallander meet classic conventions of a Swedish crime drama the mise-en-scene and tecniqual codes/conventions are used to make the genre clearer. However, a common theme I noticed when watching Swedish crime dramas was the narrative structure. They lead the audience down a sustain path and at the last minuet the narrative strand will stop or change direction. This makes the audience surprised and intrigued as it was unexpected. There Is a common theme of realism as it’s a crime drama making the program more mature as it has many different levels in which an audience can understand the media text on.An audience can inetprate the text on different levels or not at all. This is called a reading.