Palladium, portrait documentaries and digital resuscitation
In late summer 2017, one of Denmark’s oldest film companies, Palladium, closed and the backlist was acquired by the Danish Film Institute – both the rights and the actual film collection. This issue of Kosmorama marks this event in a survey-article on the nearly 100-year long history of Palladium. This first article is published in Danish only. Next, we turn to how celebrity theory may inform portrait documentaries on famous persons, and finally we take a bearing on how Carl Th. Dreyer’s Michael (1924) may have been revived by its release on DVD, but that in some versions the digital resuscitation comes at a high price.