Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / The Problem of the Body and Corporality of the Modern Man in Cinematography

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2016, Vol. 9, Issue 6
Kovaleva, Larisa S.
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Kovaleva, Larisa S.:Khabarovsk State Institute of Culture 112 Krasnorechenskaia Str., Khabarovsk, 680045, Russia;
body; corporality; cinematography; modern culture; mass culture

Each epoch has its own understanding and vision of the problem of the body and corporality. This article attempts to considersuch concepts as “body” and “corporality” through the prism of the cinematography, the way they are presented in the selected films. Man has ceased to be considered as an integral structure in the modern world. The body has ceased to be an individual and “private matter”. It is put on show. Corporality, on the contrary, is hidden by the modern society, giving a surrogate for everyone instead. The personality ofthe human in this situation is changing, and mostly in a negative way. These problem reflected in modern cinema. In this research the films by David Fincher (“Fight Club”), Mary Herron (“American Psycho”) and David Cronenberg (“Videodrome”, “Existenz”) have been analyzed. The problem of the body and corporalityis considered through the analysis ofsplittingof personality of the main characters and the surrounding world

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