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The Unbearable Lightness of Being - a philosophical exploration

J. Degenaar
Literator | Vol 13, No 3 | a769 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v13i3.769 | © 1992 J. Degenaar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 May 1992 | Published: 06 May 1992

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J. Degenaar, Universiteit van Stellenbosch, South Africa

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The article consists of an analysis of the film The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Phillip Kaufman based on Milan Kundera’s novel. I utilise the strategy of intertextuality while warning against the tendency to compare a film and a novel on the wrong assumption that they are texts of the same kind. By asking specific questions about the film version of Kundera’s novel I demonstrate the creative manner in which the medium of the film produces meaning through images.

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