O roli kamery w filmach Wojciecha Smarzowskiego
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In this paper, I reflect on the role and function of the camera ‘acting’ (that is, the camera placed in the hands of the heroes of films by Wojciech Smarzowski) that appears on the screen as often as an ax – item strongly associated with this director’s cinema. I also refute the ‘digital’ legend of his debut, i.e. Wesele (Wedding), which has not been realized with the use of a digital camera, but a film one. A camera ‘casted’ in the films by Smarzowski can be considered as an extra, but a full-fledged hero, a witness seeing (and therefore recording) more than the character whose hands it is located in. This perfectly corresponds with the last shot – perhaps the most characteristic one for the author of the films discussed – the shot in which the One who reigns over the world, but does not interfere into it (since we have free will) gazes at the universe created by Wojciech Smarzowski.
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