Postmodern tale in Nightbooks movie. The history of this film began long before the release of J.E. White’s Night Notebooks, at the beginning of the 19th century, when the legendary Brothers Grimm, having collected the folklore of their country, literary processed it and released in 1812 The Tales of the Brothers Grimm. The book had a huge impact on romanticism, awakening interest not only in folklore, but also in the dark side of life, scary stories like those written by the main character of White’s work Alex. The modern writer has reworked one of the most famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm “Hansel and Gretel”, reinterpreting it in the traditions of postmodernism.
“Night notebooks” are filmed by the author, who missed the stars from the sky. Previous horror films by David Jaroveski borrow motives from other films imitatively, without creative rework. Perhaps Yaroveski did not plan to leave a mark on the history of the genre – the main thing is to create commercially successful films, and then come what may. It is difficult to expect from such a director a successful adaptation of a postmodern work – the desire to simplify and reduce everything to a primitive is incompatible with the intertextual creation of J.E. White. The success of this book is excellent proof that the modern public is not always content with handicrafts. But the director strained himself and produced a very entertaining film, intended, like any good fairy tale, not only for children, but also for adults.
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“Night notebooks”, like any postmodern text, can be viewed at different levels. It is at the same time a tale about an evil witch and children who outwitted her; with a demonstration of magic in numbers, sometimes exceeding the level of “Harry Potter”. It is also an interpretation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel”, its adaptation to modern realities. Times change, but children are still the same. They can be easily lured into a trap by entertainment and made prisoners of a house of sweets. Mysterious stories attract children; for them it is a way out of the harsh reality into the world of a fairy tale. So Alex escaped from his problems, writing scary movie stories. To those around him, he seemed strange, because he was not like everyone else. Perhaps that is why the witch spared him and forced him to write stories for herself.
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