Wzorzec czeskiej baśni filmowej i jego horrorowe odkształcenie w dwóch filmach Juraja Herza
THE PATTERN OF CZECH FAIRY TALE FILM AND ITS HORROR DEFORMATION IN TWO JURAJ HERZ’S FILMS
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The fairy tale film is a second only to the comedy of manners flagship genre of Czech cinema. Its popularity in Bohemia is associated with a rich tradition of literary fairy tale, as well as with socio-political conditions, favoring the production of such films. There is prevailed a specific pattern of fairy tale - good-natured and comical. Two Juraj Herz's fairy tales from 1978 - Virgin and the beast and The ninth heart - stand on this background. Herz introduces the elements of horror to the fairy tale world and consequently gives both films a meaning which is gently objecting to the pattern of Czech fairy tale film.
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