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„Tańczenie o obrazie” - o tworzeniu i znaczeniu filmowego obrazu w Moulin Rouge! Baza Luhrmanna


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„Dancing about a painting” – creating and meaning of a movie image in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge

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This article tries to present the concept of creating, characteristics and meaning of a movie image elements in the Baz Luhrmann’s postmodern musical Moulin Rouge!. The film belongs to the trilogy known as so-called „Red Curtain Cinema” – a term created by Australian director himself. This term defines the stylistics of a movie image and the way the film story is being told, reaching straight to visual methods and esthetical tradition of a stage show. Beside the Moulin Rouge!, which was filmed as the last part of this stylistic triad, Baz Luhrmann incorporates to the „Red Curtain Cinema” also his first two films: Stricly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet. The article brings up such problems as the provenience of „theatricalized cinematic form”, the method of filming, used types and characteristics of stylistic and visual means of filmic and theatrical language, discussion over meaning of colours, types of light, scenography, shots and scenes with reference to the plot of Moulin Rouge!. The article is based upon the text of Author’s MA thesis about Moulin Rouge! movie.


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