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"Tak jsem se octl v domě se stárnoucí herečkou, Maxem a mrtvou opicí." : Aluze na malíře Gabriela von Maxe a umělectví 19. století ve filmové popkultuře

Title in English "So I have found myself in a house with an ageing actress, Max and a dead monkey.” : Allusions to the painter Gabriel von Max and the 19th century artistry in a popular film culture


Year of publication 2019
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The chapter is devoted to some responses of work by the painter Gabriel von Max, one of the most prominent representatives of the Munich School in the 19th century, in the 20th century popular film culture. It concerns especially two films with the actress Gloria Swanson, the star of the silent film era, who had a personal attitude to the work by Max. She knew his painting The Lion´s Bride from print and initiated setting it a pattern for an “iconic” still of the film Male and Female (1919) directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Another allusions to the life and work by Max is to be find out in the film Sunset Boulevard (1950) by Billy Wilder starring with the same actress. In the end of the chapter, it is taken heed of the European inspiration sources of Walt Disney, as well as the reverse evolution theory by Max in correlation with the film Planet of the Apes (1968) by Franklin J. Schaffner, based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.
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