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Between Dream and Reality: «The Saragossa Manuscript»

An Analysis of Wojciech Jerzy Has’s Movie


Iwona Grodź

The book features a detailed analysis and interpretation of «The Saragossa Manuscript» (1964) by Wojciech Jerzy Has. The interpretative key is the director’s reference to the aesthetics of various art trends, starting with baroque, through romanticism, symbolism, surrealism and the culture of Orient. The artistic references named here which to a high degree can be brought down to quotations and hints (the composition of stop-frames referring to the style of a given painter or an art trend) are to a large extent the consequence of having been adapted by a particular novel (Jan Potocki). Notwithstanding, also this time Has stigmatised the project with his own style by referring to the aesthetics of surrealism which was alien to the literary prototype.

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Names: Grodz, Iwona, 1978- author.Title: Between dream and reality : the Saragossa manuscript : an analysis of Wojciech Jerzy Has’s movie / Grodz, Iwona.Description: Berlin ; New York : Peter Lang, 2018. | Series: Interdisciplinary studies in performance, ISSN 2364-3919 ; vol. 15 | Includes bibliographical references and filmography.Identifiers: LCCN 2018052212| ISBN 9783631761557 (Print) | ISBN 9783631771846 (E-PDF) | ISBN 9783631771853 (EPUB) | ISBN 9783631771860 (MOBI)Subjects: LCSH: Tagebuch von Saragossa.Classification: LCC PN1997.T26 G76 2018 | DDC 791.43/72--dc23 LC record available at

Cover Design: © Olaf Gloeckler, Atelier Platen, Friedberg

Cover Image: Emina and Zibelda from The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (1964) – the project by Lidia and Jerzy Skarżyńscy (from the collections of the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź)

All visual materials come from the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź.

Address: pl. Lecha Kaczyńskiego 1, 90-312 Łódź, Poland,

Printed by CPI books GmbH, Leck

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