Thursday, February 06, 2014

Final Scene: Fanny and Alexander


6 comments:

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Great film, great filmmaker (even if it was originally shot for TV) - thanks Patti.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, that is a classic film Patti!

Dorothy Hayes said...

I will be sure to check out this film, thanks.

Anders E said...

Actually, this was not originally shot for TV. The 188 minute version opened in theaters on December 17th, 1982. The 326 minute version then opened in theaters exactly one year later. This longer version was then shown as a four part mini series on TV in December 1984. However, this longer version was the firs complete edit, so it can be said that it is the original.
For a view of where a large part of it was shot, search for "Trädgårdsgatan, Uppsala" and zoom into street view. It's a few minutes walk from where I'm sitting right now.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

In response to Anders E (and boy do I envy you that view) - wasn't SVT one of the producers right from the start? I'll admit, I was relying on Wikipedia here so wouldn't be the first time they got it wrong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_and_Alexander

Anders E said...

Sergio, pardon my late response.
It turns out while SVT was indeed one of the producers, it was one of MANY producers. There was also two Swedish movie companies involved, and two German and one French. I can however imagine that the idea was originally for a TV mini series which turned into a movie project and since SVT was one of the producers, it was eventually shown as a TV series. As they say - "it's complicated". But a TV movie? Not really.