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Życie sfilmowane. Uwagi o filmie biograficznym
The Filmed Life. On Biographical Films

Author(s): Sylwia Kołos
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Media studies, Communication studies, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: biographical film;biopic;
Summary/Abstract: This paper is an attempt to research the phenomenon of the biopic in film culture, to identify and organise narrative strategies and types of contemporary biographic films, as well as to describe and establish new trends of the genre evolution. The author of the essay proposes a number of theories and research strategies that allow for better understanding of this cultural and film phenomenon; furthermore, those theories and strategies facilitate the analysis of the contemporary viewpoint the authors have on the biographical film (a film adaptation of a biography) itself, as well as on the image of an authentic protagonist (a person). The paper begins with a brief introduction concerning the beginnings of the biographic film genre from the perspective of film history.

  • Page Range: 65-77
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish