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Humanities and Science University Journal № 46 (Philology and Archaeology, World History, Art History), 2019

Visual Drama in the Scenario by S. M. Eisenstein for “American Tragedy“ (1930) on the Example of the Tone-Lighting Solution

D. V. Bakyrov
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 DOI:https://doi.org/10.25807/PBH.22225064.2019.46.90.96
The article is devoted to consideration of visual drama in the 
Hollywood scenario by S.M. Eisenstein “American Tragedy”, 
1930. Based on the analysis of the reported individual frames, 
scenes and episodes of the script, the author reveals a unifi ed 
tone-light solution of the conceived fi lm, built on the opposition 
of black and white, dark and light frames. Such a dramatic 
structure of the scenario, in which a separate formal artistic 
tool becomes a tool of a full-fl edged cinematic narration, is 
determined by the author as an innovative solution for that time.
Keywords: screenwriting, visual drama, Eisenstein, American tragedy, screen version, 
artistic concept.
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