Screening Zurbagan: On Use of Animation in Russian Feature Cinema


The subject of this research is prose of Alexander Grin, the object being the specifics of cinematographic perspective at the images of the “Silver Age” representative. The article covers both historical and theoretical aspects, its goal is to unveil the previously unknown archive documents (with material of RGALI foundation and “Mosfilm”) and experimental films, which add to the history of the usage of special effects in national cinema. The analysis of films conducted by the author of the article allows to examine the evolution of the aesthetics in sci-fi cinema in the period of 1960-2010. The article also unravels the little known aspects of the work of notable Russian animators.

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Nina Yu Sputnitskaya


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PhD in Art, senior researcher, Department of Modern Screen Art, Institute of Film Art


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