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Музикалната естетика като тема от филм (“Хауърдс Енд” на Джеймс Айвъри)
The Aesthetics of Music as Film Subject (Howard’s End by James Ivory)

Author(s): Kristina Yapova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The study examines the possibilities of a dialogue between cinema and music on a higher level – a dialogue between the sciences of these two arts. The films that tempt us to make such an attempt are numerous but there is one that looks at a whole discipline about music. The film Howard’s End combines musical aesthetics and to be more precise that direction which has become known as the aesthetics of feelings. In one of the film’s episodes is realized the meeting of 1. the music of Beethoven, 2. its interpretation in a way that was typical of the times the literary example (E. M. Forster) was created, 3. ideas coming from Tomas Man’s Doctor Faustus and rationalizing Beethoven’s music in the spirit of the times combined with the director’s decision of James Ivory. It is these decisions that turn the subject ‘musical aesthetics’ into a remarkable film subject which deserves serious attention.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 342-347
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian