Ostrowska, Elżbieta (2013) Dreaming, drifting, dying: The narrative inertia in Wojciech Has’s Lalka/The Doll (1968). Studies in Eastern European Cinema, 4 (1). pp. 63-78. ISSN 2040350X
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/seec.4.1.63_1
This article examines various artistic strategies used by Wojciech Has in his adaptation of Bolesław Prus’s novel The Doll (1889) in order to establish a link between the formal aspects of the film and its narrative content, as these two work together towards a more general cultural diagnosis concerning modernity. The author analyses camera movement, mise-en-scène, editing, spatial and temporal structures, demonstrating how these devices block the process of narrative development. She argues that the visual and narrative strategies employed by Has proclaim a distrust towards any form of progress. Finally, she claims that Has’s deep and profound distrust of progressive change separates him from the dominant paradigm of Polish post-war cinema preoccupied with History conceived as a linear goal-oriented sequence of events.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Polish cinema; adaptation; Wojciech Jerzy Has; surrealism; narrative inertia; tableau vivant; space; theatricality|
|Subjects:||W - Creative arts & design > W200 - Design studies|
|Schools:||Faculty of Culture & the Creative Industries > School of Journalism, Media and Performance|
|Deposited By:||Carmit Erez|
|Deposited On:||03 May 2013 14:01|
|Last Modified:||09 Aug 2016 15:18|
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