Boundary between Human and Humanism Constructed by Formalism Film <Dogville>

형식주의 영화 <Dogville>이 구성하는 인간과 인간다움의 경계

  • 강승묵 (공주대학교 영상광정보공학부)
  • Received : 2009.08.07
  • Accepted : 2009.09.25
  • Published : 2009.12.28


Humanism connotes dignity and esteem with the essential idea of human and more human. This paper has conducted a inquiry of the understanding about human and humanism represented by visual image of film. Especially, this study investigated the way to adhere to reflective attitude about human and society. It is based on theoretical discussion of formalism and auteurism and analyzed the way of constructing time-space structure of (by Lars von Trier) which is known the typical formalism film. According to the findings, appeared to appropriate the ocularcentrism aesthetic to film form and give the self-regulation to definite the idea of film art through picturesque imagination of dramatic stage. Such a result means that it converts the filmic time-space to the virtual things and practicalize the classification of the ethical doctrine of innate goodness and innate sin of human and the definition of humanism. Also it means formalism film overturns the existing institutional mode of representation.


Human;Humanism;Formalism;Auteurism;Time-space Structure;Institutional Mode of Representation


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