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.
Films and Television Materials about the The Saragossa Manuscript
Script according to The Saragossa Manuscript novel by Jan Potocki: Tadeusz Kwiatkowski and Wojciech Has
Director: Wojciech Jerzy Has
Directorial cooperation: Andrzej Jerzy Piotrowski, Barbara Sass-Zdort, Halina Garus
Photography: Mieczysław Jahoda
Camera operator: Zbigniew Hartwig
Operational cooperation: Tadeusz Jakuczyn
Assistant to the camera operator: Stanisław Mularczyk
Illumination: Mieczysław Sitarz
Music: Krzysztof Penderecki
Performing the music: Wielka Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia in Katowice, Studio Eksperymentalne Polskiego Radia in Warszawa (electronic music)
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