Classification – name: Literary studies
Author: Mariya V. Mikhaylova
Pages: 256-266
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
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Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Collection: F.M. Dostoevsky in Literary and Archival Sources of the Late 19th — the First Third of the 20th Century
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow


Mariya V. Mikhaylova. The Peculiarities of Showing the Image of the Main Character in German and Italian Film Adaptations of the Literary Works of F.M. Dostoevsky of the End of the 19th – the First Third of the 20th Centuries

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Mariya V. Mikhaylova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics, Moscow State Institute of Culture.

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The peculiarities and variants of showing the image of the main character of the lliterary works of F.M. Dostoevsky in European cinema (on the example of German and Italian cinema) are investigated in the article. The specificity of the possibility of conveying the psychologism of the literary works and the peculiarities of the characters of the heroes in the era of silent cinema without dialogues are characterized. The main film adaptations of the literary works of F.M. Dostoevsky are compared in the article.

Keywords: F.M. Dostoevsky, German cinema, Italian cinema, silent cinema, the image of the main character of the film.