Changeability or stability: reflections on the issue of the modern city as shown by the Polish film picture after the mid-20th century

Adam Nadolny

Abstrakt

The article attempts to define how the film picture becomes a medium to record urban space. The cinecamera showing urban landmarks resulting from the composition allows to note impressions, sensations in real time. Over time, the captured moment becomes a historical record illustrating the character of the city, place or point in space. In the film picture, dynamic rather than stable, urban space is subject to change. Can we still say nowadays that the film picture and the modern city are made for each other?

Słowa kluczowe: the city, composition, film picture, modernism, changeability
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