Ideological Environment and Aesthetics in Fantastic Films of Russia and USA in 1950s

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Using archive material and comparative tools, the article examines the representation of the mythological and fairytale view of the world in fantasy films as exemplified by pictures about Sadkos sea wanderings in Soviet films and those of Sinbad in the American ones. The characters, the narrative, the eastern and antique theme contamination, the technologic, aesthetic and ideological aspects of the films are analyzed.

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N Yu Sputnitskaya

Institute of Film Art, VGIK

Author for correspondence.

андидат искусствоведения, старший научный сотрудник Отдела современного экранного искусства


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