Issue 9 (2013, 1) Summary

АРТИКУЛЬТ-9


ARTICULT #9 (1-2013)

SUMMARY


COMICS AND CINEMA: COMMON GENETIC CODE
UDC 791.43.01
Author: Tsyrkun Nina Alexandrovna, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Film Art Institute – VGIK, e-mail: tsyrkun@mail.ru
Summary: Phenomenon of comics as a subcomponent of the cinema’s ‘genetic code’ is considered; its peculiarities as sequential art and mass media terminating in symbiosis of arts, according to Sergei Eisenstein. Also formation of movie comics, as well as its position in the early cinema context, and attraction cinema as comics revived are treated; reception and innovative role of comics being both artistic and social phenomenon in the process of communication and adjustment are distinguished.
Keywords: comics, sequential art, narration, mass communication, reception 

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RELIGION AND MYSTICISM AS THE FEATURES OF THE OTHER: THE WEST IN THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE CONTEMPORARY EAST
UDC 316.77+791.43-252.5
Author: Dolgikh Leyla Ahmadovna, independent scholar, interests: history, cultural studies, e-mail: leyla.dolgih@mail.ru
Summary: The article covers the ways media create the image of the Other using markers of transcendental. The case study is focused on the building of the image of “Britain” and “British” in Japanese animation of the last decade. Representations of religious and mythological practises depend in this case on (self-)globalizing view towards the Other.
Keywords: Japan culture, British culture, representation, globalization, the Other, animation, transcendental, Occidentalism

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ONTOLOGY OF CINEMA: OUTLET TO THE METHOD-MEDIA
UDC 001.8+791.43.01
Author: Schtein Sergey Jur'evich, PhD in Art, assistant professor of the Research and Educational Center "Cinema and Contemporary Art", Russian State University for the Humanities, e-mail: sergey@schtein.ru
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4419-1369
Summary: The article introducts in the problem how to considerate ontology of cinema from metaparadigmatic position using a method of polydimensional theoretical modelling.
Keywords: ontology of cinema, system cinemaknowledge, methodology of cinema, film theory, methodological paradigm, method-media, polydimensional theoretical modelling, paradigmolog

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DAVID LYNCH'S CINEMA: GENERAL STYLE, SYSTEM OF IMAGES, INDIVIDUAL MANNER
UDC 791 (43-2+44.071.1)
Author: Lurie Jakov Mihajlovich, Smolny Institute in Saint-Petersburg, graduate student, e-mail: yakovlurie@gmail.com
Summary: The paper divides David Lynch's director's oeuvre into three periods, investigating how such elements of his cinema as subject of unconscious, postmodernist irony, camp sensibility and intertextuality are developed and mutated in his films, giving birth to new stylistic and semantic forms and creating a specific Lynchean touch.
Keywords: David Lynch, three periods, unconscious, dream logic, camp, Postmodernism

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THE PROJECT OF GENRE CINEMA IN A. BALABANOV'S ART
UDC 791 (43-2+44.071.1)
Author: Kurochkina Alla Viktorovna, Saint-Petersburg State university of Cinema and Television, graduate student, e-mail: kuro4ckina.alla@yandex.ru
Summary: In this article author analysis the work of Aleksei Balabanov, who is one of the most unusual Russian filmmakers now. Trying to understand his cinematography in terms of genre formula and according to the main features of the director’s view, author describing the method, by which Balabanov’s phenomenon can be realize.
Keywords: Aleksei Balabanov, genre formula, social mythology 

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SOFIA COPPOLA: ONE HUNDRED DAYS AFTER CHILDHOOD
UDC 791 (43-2+44.071.1)
Author: Novikova Evgenija Dmitrievna, Saint-Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television, graduate student, e-mail: litanaar@gmail.com
Summary: The article deals with the analysis of the works of Sofia Coppola, daughter of the New Hollywood “king” Francis Ford Coppola. Τhe focus is on evolution of her visual style and her typical subjects and themes. From her debut “The Virgin Suicides” to Venice-awarded “Somewhere” Coppola could be seen as one of the most unordinary and impressive American film directors of our time.
Keywords: Sofia Coppola, 2000s, independent cinema, “Lost in Translation”, “Somewhere” 

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BERLIN SCHOOL: IN SEARCH OF A NEW AESTHETIC METHOD OF DOCUMENTING REALITY IN NARRATIVE FILM
UDC 791.43 (01+03)
Author: Lipatov Danila Alexandrovich, Russian State University for the Humanities, postgraduate programm, e-mail: danilalipatov@yahoo.de
Summary: In order to document life in the epoch of modernity Berlin school tends to develop a modern type of film realism based on the asthetics of minimalism. Film narrative resides not only in banal everyday sketches and close attention to details but also in an attempt to question if authentic representation of reality is possible through art and if reality can be fully comprehended by the audience.
The particular aesthetic method created by Berlin school directors opens for them a possibility to discover and adapt to the screen a wholly new type of social consciousness letting the audience draw their own conclusions and continue to reflect on the experienced film narrative beyond the boundaries of the movie theater.
Keywords: Berlin school, realism, minimalism, identity crisis, metaproductive identity, everyday life, modernity 

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AESTHETICS, NARRATION AND REFLECTION IN BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI FILMS (Review of the film Io e te, 2012)
UDC 791 (43-2+44.071.1)
Author: Kazuchitz Maksim Fedorovich, Ph. D., head of a chair at the “Academy of Media Industry”, an assistant professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities, e-mail: paideya@rambler.ru
Summary: The article is devoted to the problem of evolution of discourse and narratology of the Italian director B.Bertolucci. Ιn the focus of research interest are aspects of aesthetics, editorial principles, cinematographical vision, composition, dramatic structure, etc. The most eminent films of the director are analyzed from historical point of view in social and cultural contexts of his epoch.
Keywords: Bertolucci, aesthetics, narration, reflection, La Nouvelle Vague, Jean-Luc Godard, psychoanalysis, semiotics, sign, symbol, myth, philosophy, cinema studies, art studies

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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS: AN ATTEMPT TO EXCLUDE THE THRILLER GENRE FROM THE CRISIS OF IDEAS
UDC 791.43-2
Author: Ionov Aleksej Jur'evich, Russian State University for the Humanities, Research and Educational Center "Cinema and Contemporary Art", postgraduate programm, e-mail: ion.alexey@yandex.ru
Summary: The article is devoted to a motion picture "The Cabin it the Woods" directed by Drew Goddard, it analyses a film's content, interprets some parts of the plot and identifies its place in the genre of horror. The author explores whether "The Cabin in the Woods" has created any real prerequisites for new vector of horror’s upgrowth or it has just summarized all past achievements of the genre.
Keywords: horror, "The Cabin it the Woods", crisis of ideas, contemporary cinema 

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