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Pęknięcia w rzeczywistości. Dramaturgiczny aspekt przestrzeni w twórczości Johna Carpentera
Fissures in Reality. The Dramatic Aspect of Space in John Carpenter’s Film Works

Author(s): Przemysław Pieniążek
Subject(s): Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: John Carpenter; space in horror film; American horror film
Summary/Abstract: The opulent cinematic oeuvre of John Carpenter – an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and composer – serves here as a basis for reflection on the role and ways of building the dramatic aspect of space in horror films. Amongst the key themes of the present article are: places that are besieged, the problem of trespassing a forbidden border, and a thread concerning protagonists entering a territory where normal laws do not apply. The author undertakes the analysis of such films as: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Prince of Darkness (1987), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).

  • Page Range: 137-158
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish