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Sokurovs Faust: rysk kritik mot västeuropeiska upplysningsideal

Byström, Adrian LU (2018) EUHK30 20181
European Studies
Abstract
The intention of this paper is to explore the Russian film director Alexander Sokurov’s perspective on Western European Enlightenment in his movie Faust. The essay uses the film theory and method known as neoformalism in order to analyse the film’s aesthetic qualities in a cultural and historical context. The result of the analysis shows that the film’s dominant principle, to which many of the other aspects of the film can be linked, is constituted by a contrast between the metaphysical and the hyper realistic, which is made visible in the use of a variety of visual and narrative techniques. The conclusion made from this neoformalistic study is that the director uses the first part of the story of Goethe’s drama Faust in order to comment... (More)
The intention of this paper is to explore the Russian film director Alexander Sokurov’s perspective on Western European Enlightenment in his movie Faust. The essay uses the film theory and method known as neoformalism in order to analyse the film’s aesthetic qualities in a cultural and historical context. The result of the analysis shows that the film’s dominant principle, to which many of the other aspects of the film can be linked, is constituted by a contrast between the metaphysical and the hyper realistic, which is made visible in the use of a variety of visual and narrative techniques. The conclusion made from this neoformalistic study is that the director uses the first part of the story of Goethe’s drama Faust in order to comment on the materialistic and secular values of Western Europe. This criticism presented in Faust is interpreted as originating from the specific historical context of Russian cultural history. (Less)
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author
Byström, Adrian LU
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organization
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EUHK30 20181
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sokurov, Faust, neoformalism, slavofiler, västvänliga, rysk film, Europastudier
language
Swedish
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8951591
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2018-07-02 11:21:59
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  abstract     = {The intention of this paper is to explore the Russian film director Alexander Sokurov’s perspective on Western European Enlightenment in his movie Faust. The essay uses the film theory and method known as neoformalism in order to analyse the film’s aesthetic qualities in a cultural and historical context. The result of the analysis shows that the film’s dominant principle, to which many of the other aspects of the film can be linked, is constituted by a contrast between the metaphysical and the hyper realistic, which is made visible in the use of a variety of visual and narrative techniques. The conclusion made from this neoformalistic study is that the director uses the first part of the story of Goethe’s drama Faust in order to comment on the materialistic and secular values of Western Europe. This criticism presented in Faust is interpreted as originating from the specific historical context of Russian cultural history.},
  author       = {Byström, Adrian},
  keyword      = {Sokurov,Faust,neoformalism,slavofiler,västvänliga,rysk film,Europastudier},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sokurovs Faust: rysk kritik mot västeuropeiska upplysningsideal},
  year         = {2018},
}