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John Cunningham

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171991

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171991.001.0001

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Some Conclusions

Some Conclusions

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(p.140) Chapter Twelve Some Conclusions
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The Cinema of István Szabó
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John Cunningham

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171991.003.0013

This concluding chapter presents an overview of Hungarian director István Szabó and his cinema. Szabó has remarked on a number of occasions that he reworks some basic themes constantly. Particularly apparent in this respect is the theme of the individual (often an artist or performer of some description) trying to find his or her place in the world under trying and difficult circumstances, where principles, morality, and basic human integrity are tested to the limit. From his very first feature film, The Age of Daydreaming, the problems encountered by various individuals and their search or struggle for a certain something (whatever that might be) to which they can anchor themselves and their life crops up time and again. Szabó's films also tackle exile and emigration as recurring themes, for example in Love Film, 25 Fireman's Street, Mephisto, Meeting Venus, and Taking Sides. Given Hungary's history this is hardly surprising.

Keywords:   film, István Szabó, cinema, morality, human integrity, The Age of Daydreaming, exile, emigration, Hungary, history

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