Good information and little shots of movie clips. Movies were depressing in nature. Good to see Scandinavian countries creating original content that is valued. Had to retake quizzes a few times. LOL
Informative and a very good orientation towards the Scandinavian and in fact the European film and television scene. Also gave insights on future trends and developments. Many thanks.
by Lazar B•
Very Interesting so far, great profesors
by Keshab R•
one of the best courses at CourseEra!
by Herzen P•
Excellent course, highly recommended!
by Peter S•
Very high quality. Very informative.
by Akhil M•
excellent course i learned alot
by Rachel E•
A brilliant course :) I loved it.
by Abdulaziz F A•
Really good course : )
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I loved this course!
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It was Amazing!
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by Marc P•
Thank you to the instructors and the university! A very interesting course that not only focuses on the content and quality of Scandinavian TV and movie productions but also on the broader (institutional and cultural) framework in which they are produced. I would have rated it 4.5 starts if possible, but as halves are not possible I give it 4. Possible improvements:
-the delivery of the course can be a bit livier, smoother; some instructors seem a bit at unease with this format
-while an interest in Scandinavian movies and TV series is an implicit prerequisite for a course like this, sometimes simply mentioning 'lists' of directors, movies, series you might never have heard of can make it a bit overwhelming, hard to relate to
-students' engagement could be enhanced with more interactive assignments
by Christopher C•
Excellent information and presentation of an overall view of Scandinavian film. I was disappointed to see so little time spent on Nicholas Winding Refn (NWR), He's one of my favorite directors and I have seen all of his work. He has a huge presence on the film festival circuit (particularly Cannes) and currently has written and directed a series for Amazon Too Old To Die young. I was hoping to hear how NWR is perceived by intellectuals in his own country, but did not. Also, I was hoping to learn more about Finnish films and television. Perhaps Finland is not considered a true "Scandinavian" country?
by Art O•
Its an excellent course that gives a detailed and comprehensive overview of the major developments in Scandinavian Film and Television. there are plenty of examples , links, references and good discussion. To a large extent the course is concerned with the integrity of cultural programming that reinforces the Scandinavian nations. And I wonder are there independent filmmakers? The pace is somewhat academic rather than entertaining and sometimes the presentation suffers from the dryness and seriousness of it. I particularly liked the section on documentary and the films of Carl Dreyer.
by Kenneth R•
I enjoyed the lectures and content. I would have liked to see more use of clips. The quiz format (select 2, select 3) is not one I find effective and often leads to the creation of "trick" question through wording that don't really assess conceptual understanding. The same is true of history class questions of the old school - recall a name, date or place.
by Aida B G•
Very happy to have taken the course, I've learnt a lot about Scandinavian Film and Television and really enjoyed it. I'm not giving 5 starts because at times the video-lectures have not been giving in a very natural way, and thus sometimes some of them have been rather boring. Anyhow, all in all, I would take it again because it's been really interesting.
by Danni T•
Although the form of lecturing is quite limited in this course, I still found it attractive. Just if you are interested in the topic. Information quantity is just enough, and well organized. Tiny quizzes are there for you to recall the things that you just listened to. I like it and hope there're more courses about Nordic culture and social system.
by Jonathan G•
though it was interesting to learn about filmmaking, Scandinavian perspective and to learn about story content and Independent film, the lectures in later modules seemed boring and self-explanatory and seem to accentuate the triviality of Scandinavian film with the rise of Netflix. Interesting, but aspects that were boring.
by kasper B•
I did enjoy the course through scandinavian film & history. If i had one wish would it be that they updated their last two lectures in week 5 of the course. It sounds like this was made aroundt 2014/2015 and major changes have happend since then. Especially if we are talking digitial techonolgy for film and streaming.