Andrzej Wajda's A Generartion and Man of Marble

  • Fabian Schuppert

Abstract

ANDRZEJ WAJDA'S A GENERATION AND MAN OF MARBLE FROM A POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE 'The cinema does not exist in a sublime state of innocence, untouched by the world; it also has a political content, whether conscious or unconscious, hidden or overt.'(1) Andrew Sarris A PIECE of art is always produced in concrete socio-political circumstances; it is a social product. Undoubtedly art does not come into being or exists in an absolute, free state of self-sufficiency. But to postulate that art is at the same time always political, is quite a different affair. What exactly does it imply to say that art, or as in the case of Andrew Sarris and this article, that film is political? This paper is going to inquire into the political role, function and use of film. The aim of this paper is to give a short...
Published
2006-04-10
Section
Features