Szczepanski reviews a book by Lucja Demby The harmony of the world. Nikita Mikhalkov's work in film (2009). This pioneering monograph is a truly original book. This is also an excellent example of aesthetic sensitivity and writing talent that is rarely found in film literature. Demby's monograph is impressive in terms of its methodological consequence and rigorous coherence of her research perspective. Szczepanski points out, that on top of detailed reconstruction of Mikhalkov's ideology as an artist, Demby attempts to present the director's individual stylistics. He also points out, that Demby gives a true show of her erudition when dealing with the music that is used in Mikhalkov's films. Szczepanski concludes that this exceptional monograph should be translated and promoted abroad, particularly in Russia.
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