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Съвременни български фантастично-приключенски истории за деца и юноши
Contemporary Bulgarian Fantastic and Adventure Stories for Children and Adolescents

Author(s): Radostina Neykova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Children and teenagers are now looking for what is supernatural, exaggerated and unbelievable. But these can be found not in historical, narrative or even structurally implausible meetings with sought out and favoured personages alone. It is these unexpected and often impossible meetings of characters from different works, media and styles that have to be subject to a certain and conceptual directorial idea. A hyper-visual and three-dimensional realistic visual solution does not necessarily build the missing aesthetic parameters of a narrative. The article deals with both the fantastic and the so-called adventure children and teenagers’ films with a ring of nostalgia to it where the Bulgarian film of the pervious century is concerned. At the time, science fiction and fantasy genre and all the sub-genres seemed to be deficient, still children’s movies abounded in adventures. The term ‘adventure film’ is now really obsolete. Children are now aware of the fact that a movie always offers adventures or, to put it more up-to-date, action. Children like any consumer of films, wouldn’t go to the pictures, if not offered constant battles, chasing, certain forces getting the upper hand over other forces, contests for victory, rewards, love or life... This paper focuses on several children’s contemporary Bulgarian post-totalitarian films with a sci-fi and adventure action angle on them.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 37-42
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English, Bulgarian