A lonely walk in the dark, skeletons and floating body parts caught in the beam of a flashlight… in the ‘The Night Watchman’, Detroit-born Stephen Schwartz pioneers his landmark interview technique known as the ‘moments interview’ or the ‘full Schwartz’. You can learn more about it here.
Stephen Schwartz was awarded the Prix Italia for features in 1982 and 1992. He passed away in 2013.
Made in collaboration with DR – you can listen to The Night Watchman (Nattevægteren) and more montages on their archive website.
“The story is about a doctor who was the main person in one of my features a few years ago – and about the price he came to pay for his participation, a price he had nothing against paying, but – as he asks – where am I in all this. We got so close to one another during the recording session, he feels, but I ‘wasn’t really present’.” – Christian Stentoft, 1984
An exploration of the dynamic between interviewer and interviewee – when you ask someone to reveal themselves to you in an interview to what extent should you reveal your own soul? Are you a human being or a tape recorder?
Sound engineer: Torben Brandt
Made in collaboration with DR – you can listen to A Kiss Refused (Afslag på et kys) and more montages on their archive website.
In 1996, Allan told the story of his life on the radio programme ‘Koplev’s Lounge’. The broadcast inspired Thomas Vinterberg to make his dogma movie ‘The Celebration’ (Festen) in 1998. Now Allan and Thomas meet for the first time.
Winner of the 2003 Prix Italia.
Made in collaboration with DR – you can listen to After The Celebration (Efter Festen) and more montages on their archive website.