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Okna pamięci – filmowy krajobraz nostalgiczny
Memory windows – a nostalgia film landscape

Author(s): Karolina Kostyra
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Krakowie
Keywords: nostalgia film; landscape in cinema; nostalgia

Summary/Abstract: In my article I present three strategies, in which landscape of nostalgia film is constructed. The main characteristic of this kind of landscape is mechanism of mediation between subject and object of loss. Starting from theories of nostalgia, I notice that aesthetics of nostalgia film is often produced by window figure. By referring to chosen examples of nostalgia film, I distinguish three main strategies, in which window figure is used as mediator between the present and the past. I metaphorically call them window–museum case, dusty windowpane and window–portal.

  • Issue Year: 9/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 53-61
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish
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