Outshining Aura: How Modernist Film Refashions the Myth of Don Quixote

Esther Sánchez-Pardo
2017 Open Cultural Studies  
AbstractThis paper aims at examining the first Don Quixote sound film The Adventures of Don Quixote, directed by G.W. Pabst in 1933, as well as the songs and musical themes that two great French composers, Ravel and Ibert composed for the Russian baritone Feodor Chaliapin, the protagonist of this first feature film. It was originally planned as a multilingual project for a European and a larger world audience (English, French and German) that might understand Don Quixote as a
more » ... classic-cum-modernist cultural product of the incipient technological era. In an attempt to disentangle the complex sociohistorical, intellectual and economic forces at play in the crystallisation of a myth for modern times (20
doi:10.1515/culture-2017-0016 fatcat:47jknnkarnhhbfbrievlqnkktm