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Order, Disobedience and Power in Kieslowski's Dekalog

Show simple item record Barış, Janet 2019-06-25T08:54:19Z 2019-06-25T08:54:19Z 2018-09
dc.identifier.issn 2158-8724
dc.description.abstract The Dekalog series, comprised of ten films made by Kieslowski in 1989-90 for the Polish TV, inspired by the Ten Commandments (Decalogues) in the Torah, treats the goodness and innocence of human beings, as well as the evilness and anxiety. Generally, as a common element in all films of the series, appears the triangle of order-submission-disobedience and the power field becomes a tide moving back and forth between different characters. According to Foucault, power is perceived differently today, compared to the past. In the earlier times, power was perceived to be the rulership of a king over its subjects, while today, different types of power exist. Foucault argues that the punishment directed towards the body before is now directed to the soul. The discourse in the Ten Commandments that directs people what to do and what not overlaps the Foucauldian definition of power and the punishment of the soul. This phenomenon appears in every film of the series differently, through the characters and the plot. This’s objective is to examine Kieslowski’s Dekalog series through the relationship between order, submission and power, and to discuss the effects of this relationship over the characters. tr_TR
dc.language.iso en tr_TR
dc.subject Krzysztof Kieslowski tr_TR
dc.subject Ten Commandments tr_TR
dc.subject Obedience tr_TR
dc.subject Dekalog tr_TR
dc.subject Decalogues tr_TR
dc.title Order, Disobedience and Power in Kieslowski's Dekalog tr_TR
dc.type Article tr_TR

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