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Mandagsfilmen - NRK’s Monday Movie

por Dan Kenneth Gigernes
From 1960 to mid 1980s, NRK was the only TV station in Norway. It was also the only place for many Norwegians to see film where there was no cinemas or if one did not have the money to go there. This is as close a complete list as possible over what films was sent during that time under the weekly slot “MOVIE MONDAY”. Mondays was chosen as that was the only day in the week that cinemas rarely had attendes so that TV did not steal viewers from the cinema. During 1980s other TV stations arrived (and satelite) but NRK continued to show various films till 2002 on the same timeslot. During 1980s, NRK also started with rougher films and horror,… Leer más

From 1960 to mid 1980s, NRK was the only TV station in Norway. It was also the only place for many Norwegians to see film where there was no cinemas or if one did not have the money to go there. This is as close a complete list as possible over what films was sent during that time under the weekly slot “MOVIE MONDAY”. Mondays was chosen as that was the only day in the week that cinemas rarely had attendes so that TV did not steal viewers from the cinema.

During 1980s other TV stations arrived (and satelite) but NRK continued to show various films till 2002 on the same timeslot. During 1980s, NRK also started with rougher films and horror, but that was shown during the night under the slot “NATTKINO” (NIGHT CINEMA). They ended the two programslots at the start of the 2000s. This was the closest Norway ever had "MUBI"’s high quality control standards of choosing film. During the late 1970s there was also some random TV movies that was chosen as being so good it deserved a shot on the timeslot. First, there was a special love for Hungarian film which later changed till French ones. Sadly, Asian films was non-existent and the last four years ended with a lot of more commercial American films (as NRK faced competition with new TV channels). After 1990, the great Hollywood classics in black and white was also dropped. Norwegians seldom see old films after that fact.

Anyhow, this list is meant to be a fun referance overview over that great time of film. Some will probably remember seeing them on Norwegian TV. It is also a great list where around 90% of the films are either classics, art-house favourites or important Scandinavian films. This list starts with the last film aired “Ulee’s Gold” aired 2001 and go back chronologically to the very first one “To Be or Not to Be” aired 1960. Enjoy. Especially, if you were a fan of this important programme post in your childhood.

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