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Faithful to Yourself, Unfaithful to Time. The Last (Forgotten) Films of the Masters of the Cinema

Author(s): Joanna Wojnicka
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article presents the oeuvre of the most outstanding directors whose last films were either met with a lot of criticism or forgotten. Fairly often—though it is by no meansa rule—they are considered to be weaker than their previous works. They are usuallyashamedly omitted or treated dismissively while discussing the director’s entire oeuvre.While some of those harsh criticism are often not without merit, they sometimes unfairlyand unjustifiably doom certain works to artistic nonexistence. The article discusses threedirectors whose last works were met with a similar fate: Fritz Lang, David Lean and AkiraKurosawa. In all of those cases, the directors remained faithful to either their biographiesor their chosen style.

  • Page Range: 9-23
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish