Mechanizm powstawania totalitaryzmów na przykładzie kina science-fiction

Artur Patrzylas


The cinema is a medium with the largest number of tools needed for complete ideology picturing, including totalitarian ideology. The purpose of this article is to show the process of the formation, stabilization and decay of a totalitarian system. The author attempts to do this by analysis of the SF genre films. Examples are backed by a theory containing the most important intellectual study of totalitarianism, including fascism, Nazism and communism. The various stages, through which the totalitarianism comes, can be compared to the development of the organism. Any political or social system needs favorable conditions for existence. The most outstanding SF films contain often a profound reflection on the condition of societies shown, which enables to understand the structure and character of these most susceptible to yield to totalitarian ideologies. The author uses for its analysis movies from various historical periods of the genre, from strongly differing film cultures.These are examples of french new wave (la Nouvelle Vague), like Fahrenheit 451 (directed by Francois Truffaut), as well as movies form 1990s, like Matrix (directed by L. and A. Wachowsky). This article is a tribute to unappreciated science-fiction cinema.
Author Artur Patrzylas (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych)
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- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych
Journal seriesProsopon, [PROSOPON. Europejskie Studia Społeczno-Humanistyczne], ISSN 1730-0266, e-ISSN 2450-033X, (B 6 pkt)
Issue year2014
No9 (3)
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in English totalitarianism, science-fiction, movie, cinema, ideology, society
Languagepl polski
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