“Deus ex Machina” as a Method of Constructing a Happy End in Film Art

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The article deals with a special type of a happy ending when the final well-being is a kind of a surprise or godsend’ that is obtained through no effort of the protagonist. This type of ending deviates from the logic of the classical film narrative’ and is closer to the dramaturgical technique ‘deus ex machina‘. It is shown that the use of this technique looks justified if one of the characters of the movie is an anthropomorphic representative of some higher power.


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Vasily Anatolievich Shevtsov

VGIK

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postgraduate student of Screenwriting Department

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