New Book on Sweden

 

What do the images of Sweden say about
Swedes themselves?

 

What is the image of Sweden outside Swedish borders, and how has this image been shaped and formed by Swedish popular culture? Why is it that in so many countries, Sweden is associated with ‘sex and sin’? What is the secret behind the success of the Millennium films? What does popular culture tell us about the ‘Swedish model’, and what has been described as the world’s most advanced society?


Images of Sweden looks at Swedish film and television—the international successes inspired by Astrid Lindgren, the Swedish ‘new wave’ of the late 1960s (Roy Andersson, Bo Widerberg, Jan Troell, Vilgot Sjöman) the significance of Ingmar Bergman’s film and television productions on Swedish culture, the big TV successes such as the hugely influential Expedition Robinson, and present day blockbusters, Arn, Hamilton, Let the Right One In, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.



IMAGES OF SWEDEN
FILM TELEVISION & POPULAR CULTURE
306 PAGES, PAPERBACK