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  1. Night Watch Jelena Breedlove & BjacAquisto

  2. Night Watch Ночной дозор • Name of the movie – Night Watch • Director – TimurBekmambetov • Country – Russia • 2004 • Based on the book by Sergey Lukyaneko

  3. Postmodernism • Intertextuality • Acknowledgment of previous literary work • Irony, Referential • Deferring in expectation • Postmodern form • Pastiche • Incorporating the elements of previous genres, creating a new narrative voice • Metafiction • Writing about writing • Jumps in time • Maintaining emotional distance as a narrator • Magical realism • Introducing fantastic into normal life • Magical characters • Parallel worlds

  4. Postmodern Form • Subtitles • Play scene (11:00) • Conveys other meaning • Lack of opening credits • Studio required minimal credits • Use of specific methods and camera shots types of special effects Play (38:22, 23:20)

  5. Pastiche (previous genres, mixing) • Russian Hollywood style • First Russian movie that was done in Hollywood style • First large budget film after the colapse of USSR (4.26 mil) • No previous fantasy genre • Needed to stay close to reality to • Make believable to audience • Different genre • Thriller • Abortion as a murder • Murder of a vampire • Horror • Vampires • Love Story • Anton’s wife leaves him • He loves her • He finds their son at the end • Legend • Old Byzantine legend – virgin curse • Legend of the battle

  6. Metafiction(jumps in time, distant narrator) • English speaking narrator • Maintaining emotional distance as narrator • Time • First scene starts few thousand years ago • 12 years ago • Present • Continuance of last battle • Play first (0:43) and last battle(1:41:26)

  7. Magical realism(fantasy in real life) • Curse • Damned virgin • Everything dies • Chaos • Good and Evil imbalance • Continuance of the battle • Gloom • Vampires can hide • Others can go there • Play the scene with mirror • Play scene ( 30:22) • Various Characters • Vampires • Dark ones • Others • Light ones • Shape shifters • Woman lion • Gods • Gasser and Zavalon • Others under the spell • Girl owl • Virgin • Witch • Old woman

  8. Intertextuality(Referring to previous literary work) • Baba Yaga • Russian fairy tales • Eats children • Performs black magic magic to kill an unborn child

  9. Intertextuality • Leading a horse with a carrot and a stick

  10. Irony, referential • Refers to USSR and time after the fall • Pop star – vampire • 1990s criminal – vampire • Light Others – workers • Electricity/ socialist realism

  11. Intertextuality

  12. Deferring in expectation • Friend on opposite sides • Vampire gives …. His mother clothes • Vampire helps him get blood • Light and Dark twist • In order to kill a Vampire, Other has to drink blood • Nightwatch and Daywatch • Play the last scene (1:43:46)