Although I would argue that this ending is the film's supreme Brechtian
gesture, Demy himself found it unsatisfactory, as did Berthome:
This alters each spectator's inner theatre through Artaudian identifications with the actor's sacrifice and key moments of Brechtian
distancing in the various viewpoints the film offers.
Not only, as Bernard Dort points out, was the combustion of the Brechtian
fire slow, but in the process, it "changed household," (24) making Barthes's interest in Brecht shift focus.
Because of the need to motivate the masses, plays during the Revolution most often treated present-day events, were realist in style, required few props and simple stage spaces, and employed Brechtian
Finally, in defining Brechtian
theater in terms of what it is not, Calico fails to mention, or realize, that Brecht had not only a Wagnerian tradition to reject, but realist traditions in non-musical theater as well, the Stanislavskian one among them.
Writing on the relationship between Brecht, the theatre and the cinema, Peter Brook argued in 1960 that while, in his view, Brecht is of limited use in theatre, Brechtian
aesthetics are of paramount importance to the cinema, especially in relation to new forms of documentary images.
I can't help but feel Greek tragedy is stripped bare by a Brechtian
We are shown over twenty devices theorized by the Formalists or exploited by the Russian avant-garde that are without counterparts in Brechtian
As a cultural outsider, the artist's inquiry into the nature of ritual and repetition has a typically Brechtian
character, often with an ironic edge.
The tale of Russian agricultural workers debating the use of land in post World War II Europe, and staging an old tale of a women rescuing a child was perfectly staged in the Brechtian
tradition of a minimal setting.
The fascinating staging and complex sound design employ elements of Brechtian
alienation and textural deconstruction while the actors perform a gesture-for-gesture impersonation of Burton's on-screen "Hamlet," complete with jerky jump cuts and adjustments for camera angles.
The sets were professional and well-made - a little traditional perhaps, but that's OK, I wouldn't expect Brechtian
sparseness in a feel-good musical.