American Journal of Applied Sciences

Director’s Methods in the Kazakhstan Auteur Documentary Filmmaking

Aibarsha Muratbekovna Bozheyeva and Baubek Bauyrzhanuly Nogerbek

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.804.813

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 6

Pages 804-813


The article is focused on an important issue of art studying: Director’s methods in the auteur documentary film creation. The objectives of this work are systematization of methods, study of their individual characteristics and the identification of common approaches to their application. The authors have relied on the works of philosophers, film theorists, art historians, psychologists, critics and the screen art researchers. As a conceptual framework, the authors have used such notions as the theory of “visual thinking”; film as a “text” and its “metatext in the otherness”; the “cinema” metaphor. The study is based on the examples of the director’s methods in auteur documentary films made during the collapse of the USSR and the formation of independent Kazakhstan (1985-2005). The authors have studied the tendencies of correlation between the creator’s techniques and the principle autonomy of directors’ personal attitude. This article proves that the set of artistic methods can be considered as a single ideological system. The example of hermeneutic film analysis of the filmmaker S. Dvortsevoy has been given.


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