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2020 | 27 | 36 | 41-55
Article title

Szafa marzeń. Dziecięce kryjówki w E.T. Stevena Spielberga

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Title variants
EN
The Dream Closet. Children’s hiding places in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The filmmakers made efforts to present reality from a child’s viewpoint. Among the strategies applied for this purpose, we find a detailed approach to grasping the atmosphere of children’s bedrooms. The wardrobe, intimate lighting, cozy nooks and child’s props allow the creation of a space of autonomy and the uncanny effect, which slips away from adults’ perception. The author uses works on the anthropology of place, the psychoanalysis of dreams, film studies analyses of E.T. and also the history of cinematic representation of children’s worlds in order to describe the specificity of domestic space in Spielberg’s movie. At the same time, the author proposes that E.T. can be interpreted as a movie about the relative independence of children’s worlds in relation to the overpowering and stiflingAmerican suburbs. If we follow the proposed interpretation, then the popular judgment of E.T. as a conservative and family narration from Reagan’s days would seem to be too one-sided.
Year
Volume
27
Issue
36
Pages
41-55
Physical description
Dates
published
2020-12-15
Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, Instytut Nauk o Kulturze
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_14746_i_2020_36_03
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