PIOTR DUMALA’S CRIME DREAMS. A FEW COMMENTS ABOUT THE ANIMATED ADAPTATION OF FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY’S CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
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The object of the analysis is Piotr Dumala's animated movie Crime and Punishment. Dumala is one of the most recognized polish animators and boasts a number of animated film awards. His characteristic style of animation is based on covering plaster tiles with dark paint and then scratching the images on their surface. Dumala’s Crime and Punishment is an adaptation of the homonymous novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Thirty-four minutes long, no dialogues, with music by Janusz Hajdun, is a kind of a dream. Movie doesn't have conventional narrative structure and takes only the main plots from Dostoyevsky’s book. Dumala’s aim wasn’t to copy Russian writer’s novel. Director show us the truth about Raskolnikov’s unconscious mind, true love and obsession.
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