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The Political Films of Andrzej Wajda : Dialogism in <i>Man of Marble, Man of Iron, </i>and <i>Danton</i> - Janina Falkowska

The Political Films of Andrzej Wajda

Dialogism in Man of Marble, Man of Iron, and Danton

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Published: 8th April 1996
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Andrzej Wajda is considered one of Poland's - many would say of the world's - greatest film directors. During the thirty-five years of his activities in film, theater, and television, his work always arouses strong emotions and provokes intense debates in the media. His films deal with historical and political issues concerning Polish society, the fate of Poland, its glorification and its restoration, the essence of the Polish character, and the nature of political power. Controversial, painful, stimulating, and cinematically beautiful, they never fail to fully engage the spectator. This is particularly true for his major political films, which form the basis of this study. Applying Bakhtin's concept of dialogism, the author shows how a creative interaction between the image on the screen and the viewer is established through Wajda's films. At the same time, she offers a detailed analysis of the historical events leading up to the collapse of the socialist system in Poland.

Introductionp. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Concept of "The Political" in The Films of Andrzej Wajda Issues of Methodologyp. 1
Andrzej Wajda The Carrier of the Political Messagep. 34
Historical Dialogue In Wajda's Filmsp. 51
Wajda and His Dramatis Personaep. 118
The Films' Dialogical Aestheticsp. 136
Afterwordp. 164
Afterword: Film Synopsesp. 167
Select Bibliographyp. 188
Indexp. 194
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ISBN: 9781571810052
ISBN-10: 1571810056
Series: Berghahn Ser.
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th April 1996
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37