An Analysis of Wojciech Jerzy Has’s Movie
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.
Dziękuję Wszystkim, którzy pomogli mi w opublikowaniu tej książki: Tłumaczom, Redaktorom Wydawnictwa, Muzeum Kinematografii w Łodzi. Za wsparcie i słowa otuchy Najbliższym.
I would like to thank everyone who helped me publishing this book: Translators, Publishers, Museum of Cinematography in Łódź, for support and encouragement my family.
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