Vol 2, No 4 (2010)

THEORY AND HISTORY OF CINEMA | AUDIOVISUAL ARTS
A. Zvyagintsev's «The Banishment» and the Tradition of Transcendental Cinema
Klyueva L.B., Kljueva L.B.
Abstract
The article investigates the language system of the film «The Banishment» in terms of the Transcendental Cinema. The main aim of this work is to discover how the structure of the film and its specific language manifest the Transcendental
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):6-25
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FILM LANGUAGE AND TIME | IMAGE GENESIS
Classic Imagery. Pre-Socrates Philosophy, Socrates and Plato's "Advent"
Burov A.M., Burov A.M.
Abstract
The article is devoted to the classic period of the ancient history of the image. Here the classic image system is stripped of its protective linearities. The time of the image's permanent protective function, which it used to have in the geometric period in particular, has passed The rigid and classical artistic styles complete the formation of the ancient visual image system as harmonious and well-balanced which is supported by Empedodes' pluralistic imagery, Anaxagoras, Leucippus and Democritus' rnicroimagery and, primarily, by Plato's image conception
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):26-36
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The Development of Female Characters in Central Asian Cinema
Abikeeva G.O., Abikeeva G.O.
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The article explores the transformation of female images from the Soviet time till the Independence in Central Asian cinemas. The main images of woman of the Soviet East were determined by ideology: first to give her freedom from feudalism, then to educate. Later appeared other images - of heroic daughters of labor and war. There was no space for being just a woman. Only the image of respectable mother was the stable for the national cinemas and still represents the national cultural identity.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):37-45
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PERFORMANCE | ART OF PRESENTATION
A Film Director in Search of the Genre
Maslennikov I.F., Maslennikov I.F.
Abstract
The book of EL Maslennikov, a well-known film director, "From Personal Experience: Maxims, Theses, Observations, Quotes, Events, Gossip, Rumours and Lies" published as a teaching aid for would-be film and TV directors has quickly become a best-seller. At the moment its second edition is being prepared which is going to include new "piles" written by the author. One of them is presented in our journal
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):48-53
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I.F. Maslennikov: "The cinema of emotion forms the spiritual and sensual perception of life"
Urazovoy S.L., Urazova S.L.
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Ihe problems of sharing and acquiring professional skills, forming professional thinking and approaches to film production in future film directors are most vital at the present stage of screen culture development The conversation wiui I.E Maslennikov, whose films are very popular with the audience, took place at VGIK where the noted Russian filmmaker teaches
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):54-60
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SCREEN CULTURE | CULTURAL STUDIES. PHILOSOPHY
Modern Visual Culture: Psychological Space and Time in the Movies
Kosenkova N.G., Kosenkova N.
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Visual culture is determined not only by the perception of visual images, but also by the notion of vision, the ability to analyze, interpret, evaluate and compare what has been seen and create one's own artistic images. The influence of technology on visual culture affects among other things the changing perception of space and time which finds its particular expression in the movies. The article covers psychological time and space in the context of forming modern visual culture.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):62-71
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WORLD CINEMA | ANALYSIS
The Phenomenon of the French NewWave. Technology or Ideology?
Vinogradov V.V., Vinogradov V.V.
Abstract
The article is devoted to the history of the French New Wave. The author tries to find out its sources and comes to the conclusion that it is impossible explain this phenomenon of French film art of the late 1950s-early 1960s by either technological or ideological revolution alone.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):72-83
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FILM BUSINESS | MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AND TACTICS
The Pattern of Box-Office Receits
Pigorev D.P., Pigorev D.P.
Abstract
: The article analyzes the week's box-office receipts of 650 most top-grossing films for the period of 2006-2010 and builds the pattern of film distribution which helps forecast the profits. The pattern incorporates such parameters as film's quality and informational asymmetry.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):86-92
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TELEVISION | DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
"The Karamazov Brothers" as intellectualgames
Il'chenko S.N., Ilchenko S.N.
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The article analizes the television version of EM. ПойоуелгекуЪ "The Karamazov Brothers". The author treats the TV series in question as a typical screen production possessing all the techniques characteristic of Russian television, as an adaptation of me classic text's philosophic and artistic richness in accordance with the laws of mass perseption. The artical gives a consise history of the novel's adaptations in the world cinema.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):94-99
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The Birth of a Personality from the Carnival Spirit
Kolotaev V.A., Kolotayev V.A.
Abstract
The media space of "South Park" is organized according to M.M. Bakhtins carnival model of culture. It is bases on such attributes of folk laughter culture as bawdy gestures, obscene vocabulary, exaggerated sexuality, carnal symbols, grotesque and mockery of the upper classes. The series' creators, however, make principal conceptual changes in Bakhtins modeL If the classic carnival enhanced the hierarchical system of the power and strengthened the collective mentality, "South Park" by laughing at mass culture values weakens the crowd's instincts and encourages the emergence of a self-conscious individual alien to any ideology. The analysis of certain episodes has shown that new identity patterns are being formed in the media space of mass culture and these patterns are becoming quite common not only in Hollywood films but in political and social spheres as well.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):100-110
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READING-ROOM | BOOK SHELF
biblioteka VGIK
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Фонд учебной библиотеки постоянно пополняется. Наибольшим спросом пользуются книги, способствующие интенсивному образовательному процессу. Университетом были выпущены издания, посвященные как 90-летней истории ВГИК, так и различным аспектам совершенствования профессионального мастерства в различных сферах кинопроизводства.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):46-46
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biblioteka VGIK
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Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):84-84
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RECOMMENDATIONS AUTHORS
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Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):158-160
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SCIENCE LABORATORY | YOUNG SCIENTISTS’ RESEARCH
A Film as an "Unfinished Script": theProblem of Composition
Korshunov V.V., Korshunov V.V.
Abstract
There is an interesting tendency in the cinema of the 21st century first decade. We see the appearance of films based on the modification of the "film about film" theme which can be tentatively defined as "a film as an unfinished scriptn. The film's subject is the process of its creation. There are five particularly obvious examples: "Adaptation" (Spike Jonze, 2002), "A Movie about the Movies" (V. Rubinchik, 2002), "Reconstruction" (Chrisofler Вое, 2003), "Waiter" (Alex van Warmerdam, 2006) and "Stranger than Fiction" (M. Forster, 2006). The article investigates the peculiarities of these films' composition, the principles of the plot and attempts to understand the sources of this phenomenon in the cinema of the recent years.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):112-128
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STUDENT SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL | RESEARCH YOUNG
Bryan Forbes and Jack Clayton: Underestimated Spaces (British Cinema of the late 1950s-early 1960s)
Zakrevskaya :.A., Zakrevskaya A.A.
Abstract
The article covers a number of trends of the British cinema of the late 1950s-early 1960s and individual films made by the directors which have never been closely analyzed by Russian and sometimes by western film scholars. In contrast to the dominant tendencies of the time ("Angry young men"), the filmmakers in question did not deal with sharp social issues but concentrated on more "private" discoveries in the sphere of the plastic treatment of the film.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):130-146
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STUDENT CREATIVE CLUB | INFORMAL DISCOURSE
The Mirror Shield: the Camera as anInstrument of Civil Defence
Naveskin R.A., Naveskin R.A.
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Another session of the Student Club under the Student Academic Society (SAS)took place in May at VGIK. The audience was shown the notorious "Tarnation" made by Jonathan Caouette, a 32-year-old gay Texas filmmaker who compiled this film from over 160-hour footage of himself and his Jamily. The movie aroused a heated discussion participated by VGIK students and guests from other universities. In the course of the discussion the idea of using a hand-held video camera as an instrument of civil self-defense was suggested In connection with the new academic year and the resuming of the SASs activity this theme is worth a closer examination.
Vestnik VGIK I Journal of Film Arts and Film Studies. 2010;2(4):148-154
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