Show simple item record Creeber, Glen 2015-06-23T21:02:47Z 2015-06-23T21:02:47Z 2015-04-01
dc.identifier.citation Creeber , G 2015 , ' Killing us softly: Investigating the aesthetics, philosophy and influence of Nordic Noir television ' The Journal of Popular Television , vol 3 , no. 1 , pp. 21-35 . DOI: 10.1386/jptv.3.1.21_1 en
dc.identifier.issn 2046-9861
dc.identifier.other PURE: 5874280
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: c70d0374-ffb0-429e-80de-3ce1a5f75239
dc.identifier.other crossref: 10.1386/jptv.3.1.21_1
dc.identifier.other 2160/29756
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract This article will investigate a form of Scandinavian crime fiction known as Nordic Noir, primarily focusing on examples from Swedish and Danish television. First, it will set out and explain the genre’s major narrative and aesthetic characteristics, offering illustration from serials such as Wallander (2005–2014), Forbrydelsen (2007–2012) and Broen (2011–). It will then explain how these techniques are specifically designed in order to explore a number of moral, social and ‘philosophical’ concerns. Finally, it will reveal how the genre has influenced recent examples of television drama found in Britain and America, focusing on Broadchurch (2013–), The Fall (2013–) and True Detective (2014–). The conclusion will argue that Nordic Noir’s global influence is now helping to reinvent a new breed of miniseries, one that is uniquely suited to the requirements of the new broadcasting age. en
dc.format.extent 15 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof The Journal of Popular Television en
dc.rights en
dc.subject police procedural en
dc.subject detective drama en
dc.subject television aesthetics en
dc.subject Scandinavia en
dc.subject television narrative en
dc.subject mini series en
dc.title Killing us softly: Investigating the aesthetics, philosophy and influence of Nordic Noir television en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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