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Replika czy rekonstrukcja?
A Replica or Re-construction?

Author(s): Marcin Giżycki
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: film technology; film history

Summary/Abstract: Giżycki reflects on films that have not survived till the present. Significant films, part of the history of cinema have gone missing or been destroyed. The undurability of flammable film and unconcern have contributed to their loss. On the other hand, films whose existence has been uncertain are found, which changes our view on the history of film. It happens that technological inventions make it possible to re-construct substantially destroyed movies (Kozincew and Trauberg’s Alone or Pharmacy by the Themersons, which was rather interpreted than reconstructed by Bruce Chacefsky) or – which is even more risky – movies that have survived only as an artistic plan in the form of screenplay or unfinished fragments. Chacefsky has realised such films according to A Woman and Circles by Brzękowski (1930) or Others, based on an unrealised screenplay by Pawłowski (1958).

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 47-48
  • Page Range: 315-318
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish