Michael Tapper

Michael Tapper is former editor-in-chief of Film International (2003-04) and its Swedish predecessor Filmhäftet (1998-2002). He has a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies at Lund University, Sweden, and besides writing books on film he is a film critic at Sydsvenska Dagbladet since 1999 and regular contributor to Nationalencyklopedin since 1989 (web edition at: www.ne.se since 1996). He was on the editorial board of Cinema Journal 2003-07 and has contributed to Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television as well as continuing to contribute to Film International. Since 2011 he is an affiliated researcher at at the Centre for Literature and Languages, Lund University.

His archive including over 1 800 texts is available free of charge and advertisements at: www.michaeltapper.se.

 

Books (author):

Ingmar Bergman's 'Face to Face' (London & New York: Wallflower Press, 2017)

Swedish Cops: From Sjöwall & Wahlöö to Stieg Larsson (Intellect Books, 2014)

Snuten i skymningslandet: Svenska polisberättelser i roman och film 1965-2010 ('The Cop in the Twilight Land: Swedish Police Narratives in Novels and Films 1965-2010'; Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2011)

Clint Eastwood (Malmö: Historiska Media, 2011).

Books (contributor):

"Sekten och Syndafloden: Noah från forntida saga till modernkatastroffilm" in Ulf Zander & Isak Hammar (eds.) Svärd, sandaler och skandaler: Antiken på film och i tv (Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2015)

"Stockholm Noir: Neoliberalism as Gangsterism in Easy Money" Tommy Gustafsson & Pietari Kääpä (eds.)in Nordic Genre Film (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

”Hjälten som martyr och monster: Breivik, Hamilton och nationens kropp” in Erik Hedling & Ann-Kristin Wallengren (red.) Den nya svenska filmen: Kultur, kriminalitet & kakofoni (Stockholm: Atlantis 2014)

"Dirty Harry in the Swedish Welfare State" in Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas (eds.) Scandinavian Crime Fiction (Cardiff: Wales University Press, 2011).

”Hans kropp – samhället självt: Manliga svenska mordspanare på ålderns höst” in Gunhild Agger & Anne Marit Waade (eds.) Den skandinaviske krimi som medieprodukt ('Scandinavian Crime Fiction as Media Product'; Gothenburg:Nordicom, 2010)

”Skymningslandet: Kriminaliteten som hot mot Sverige i Johan Falk–trilogin” in Erik Hedling & Ann-Kristin Wallengren (eds.) Solskenslandet. Svensk film på 2000-talet ('The Sunshine Land: Swedish Film in the 2000's'; Stockholm: Atlantis 2006)

Texts on KörkarlenScarface: Shame of a NationMy Man GodfreySommarnattens leende, Persona, VargtimmenHarold and MaudeFaustrecht der FreiheitThe Terminator and Salvador in Steven Jay Schneider (ed.) 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (London: New Burlington Books, 2003)

"A Romance in Decomposition: Interview with Lars von Trier" in Jan Lumholdt (ed.) Lars von Trier: Interviews (Jackson, Miss: University Press of Mississippi, 2003)

"Spartacus: Ett slauppror i ideologisk korseld" in Lars M. Andersson & Ulf Zander (eds.) Mer än tusen ord. Bilden och de historiska vetenskaperna ('More Than a Thousand Words: The Image and the Historical Sciences''; Lund: Nordic Academic Press 2001)

Svensk filmografi vols. 8 and 9 ('Swedish Filmography 1980-89 and 1990-99'; Stockholm: Swedish Film Institute, 1997 and 2000)

Nationalencyklopedin ('The Swedish National Encyclopedia'; Höganäs: Bokförlaget Bra Böcker, 1990-1996)

 

Keywords:  crime fiction, Ingmar Bergman, horror, science fiction, genre, film history, Swedish cinema, American cinema, ideology, class, film and mass media

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