Vol 9, No 3 (2017)

CHRONICLE IN DETAIL | CURRENT EVENTS
Summer Time is a Time Creativity
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Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):6-6
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THEORY AND HISTORY OF CINEMA | AUDIOVISUAL ARTS
Ethnographic Cinema: the Image of the Other
Prozhiko G.S.
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The article explores the domain of cinematographic art which akin to science tends to reveal the meaning and peculiarities of human existence by means of displaying its ethnographic variety. The movement in question has no special designation yet and is referred to as “ethnographic cinema”, “ethnocinema” or “audiovisual anthropology”. The evolution of the ideological motivations of this movement is considered through the lens of the “West/East” dichotomy as imprinting of the Others image. Special attention is given to the notion of “cul tural anthropology” and its implementation in the films made by such masters of the documentary as G. Jacopetti and C. Marker.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):8-18
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Ideological Environment and Aesthetics in Fantastic Films of Russia and USA in 1950s
Sputnitskaya N.Y.
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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.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):19-29
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FILM LANGUAGE AND TIME | IMAGE GENESIS
To the Problem of the Numinous. The Sacrum Level of A. Tarkovsky’ Films
Klyueva L.B.
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The article examines the numinous as an important factor of the sacral sphere. It treats the basic points concerning the numinous presented in Rudolf Otto’s work “The Sacrum. The Irrational in the Idea of the Divine and its Relation to the Rational”. Special attention is paid to the interpretation of the term “numinous” and the study of significant features of the numinous such as tremendum, majestas, mysterium, fascinans, sanctum. The author seeks to show the importance of the numinous as a phe nomenon in A. Tarkovsky’s art and to examine the specifics of its realisation in various films.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):30-45
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Voice in the Metadiegetic Space of the Motion Picture
Rusinova E.A.
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This extension of the author’s publication cycle “Audiovisual Means of Creating Metadiegetic Space in Cinema” (“Vestnik VGIK” #1(31), 2017; #2 (32), 2017) is a historical, artistical and technological survey of special sound-design techniques that make it possible to use the expressive potential of a human voice in a subjective (metadiegetic) space of the motion picture and through the voice to separate the metadiegetis from the sound realism of the diegesis of an audio-visual production.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):46-59
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PERFORMANCE | ART OF PRESENTATION
Screen Imagery as Reflected through Mythologems
Marusenkov V.V.
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The article touches upon the issues concerning the mythological structures in a fiction film. It gives grounds for the thesis that by using its intrinsic means of addressing the audience cinema is able to create new image-bearing systems having a direct influence on a society.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):60-69
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Keynote Narration and Theory of Distance: Analysis of the Seasons
Fedotkin S.V.
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The article explores the leitmotif narration in cinema, i.e. the one based on transitions from one leitmotif to another as exemplified by Artavazd Peleshian’s short non-fiction film “Seasons of the Year”. The peculiarity of Peleshian’s artistic method is that he does not proceed by relations between adjoining images but between the disjoint ones which results in their repetition. The dramaturgy of “Seasons of the Year” is based on transitions from one leit-motif to another. The main ones here, as well as in other Peleshian’s films, are the themes of cosmos and chaos.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):70-83
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SCREEN CULTURE | CULTURAL STUDIES. PHILOSOPHY
Contextual Argumentation in the Humanities
Ivin A.A., Nikitina I.P.
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The article proves that out of all possible means of argumentation the humanities and film studies in particular mostly use the so-called non-universal or contextual ways of it. The authors insist upon the rationality of contextual argumentation. tte article treats of particular contextual arguments typical of humanitarian knowledge: those concerning tradition, common sense, authority, taste, fashion etc.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):84-97
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Mediatext Language Practices as a Factor in Representation of Reality
Kirillova N.B.
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The article deals with the theoretical aspects of mediaculture as a sign system with reference to its historic development. The media language as a complex of sign systems (texts) evolved from “object script” to written language, from text copying (bookprinting) to electronic mediaculture, its visual, audial and audiovisual (screen) kinds. Contemporary me-diaculture that represents reality by means of a screen is related to the frame aesthetics. It is the screen culture that integrates and synthesizes all the previous sign systems due to the fact that new media is a result of technical progress.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):98-109
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WORLD CINEMA | ANALYSIS
Chinese Animation in Wan brothers’ Creative Work
Gu Qijun -.
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Chinese animation as one of the prominent animation schools in the world has its own peculiarities, poetics and national flavour. Its experience is of significant interest for national and world culturology and analysis of world animation evolution. The main role in the origin of the national animation school belongs to brothers Wan who defined the outlook of the Chinese animation, elaborated its technological base and created the studio system. tte article deals with the evolution of technical devices and thematic changes in brothers Wan films whose art determined the formation of the Chinese animation school.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):110-121
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The Aspects of Body in American Film Noir (1941-1955)
Orozbaev K.N.
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The article is devoted to the issue of a body and “body-ness” in the American film noir classics. It examines the stylistic role of “body-ness” implying substantivity and corporality of film images and explores the types of male and female human bodies in their specific semantic, structural and visual functions. The analysis is argued by references to different noirs.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):132-145
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India and England in the Mirror of Screen
Zvegintseva I.A.
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The article analyzes the films by British and Indian filmmakers centered on problematic relationship between the Western and the Eastern cultures. The filmmakers of both countries are perfectly aware of the fact that the shortest way to the spectator’s heart is appealing to emotions that touch people of any nationality which is reflected in the analyzed screen works.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):122-131
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TELEVISION | DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
Russia's Contribution to Digital TV Broadcasting
Urazova S.L.
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In the second decade of the 21st century, the interconnection and even interdependence between the qualitative characteristics of modern screen produce and screen arts in general and those of rapidly developing innovative technologies becomes increasingly obvious. tte affinity of different academic problems pertaining to the analysis of film industry, in humanities and science in particular, raises a lot of questions. One of them deals with revealing the factors necessary for the international recognition of a fundamental project and its subsequent implementation. This issue is illustrated in the article by the history of terrestrial television which has evolved from analogue broadcasting to digital, multi-program, interactive TV.

Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):146-151
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READING-ROOM | BOOK SHELF
BOOKSHELF
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Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):58-58
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RECOMMENDATIONS AUTHORS
PRAVILA DLYa AVTOROV
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Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2017;9(3):158-160
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