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Zharko Milenich
Adaptations of Strugatsky Brathers "Roadside picnic" for Cinema and Television
2018
The master dissertation titled „Problems of Adaptations of Strugatsky Brothers 'Roadside Picnic' for Cinema and Television” focuses on that novel and it adaptation for cinema and television on Russian language. That novel is published first time on 1972 by Brothers Strugatsky. The most famous cinema adaptation of that novel is “Stalker” by Andrey Tarkovsky from 1979. Although the authors of the scenario were Brothers Strugatsky, the plot of the film is very different from the text of the novel “Roadside Picnic”. Their novel is example of science fiction genre but the film “Stalker” is something different. Famous theoretic of that genre, Darko Suvin, wrote: “The story has since been strongly reworked, and to my mind impoverished, in a sequence of the Strugatskys’ scenarios for Tarkovsky’s Christian-existentialist movie Stalker.” Brothers Strugatsky reworked their scenario about ten times and finally it was film as Tarkovsky wished to be.

In my master thesis I wrote about specificity of the novel by Brothers Strugatsky, I analized the film by Tarkovsky and franchise “S.T.A.L.K.E.R” from which made Ukrainian-Russian television series, cycle of PC games, three series of books and amateur films. Also I wrote shortly about European and Russian theories of adaptation for cinema and TV from Bela Balazs and Viktor Shklovsky to our times. On that way I wrote in my dissertation about processes occurring with a text of the literary piece when it is transferred to the screen, and also in the case when a literary piece becomes part of the multi-platform media project.

Key words are:

Brothers Strugatsky; Andrey Tarkovsky; science fiction; soviet literature, soviet cinema, cinema adaptation, television adaptation

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