Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La adaptación (¿o traducción?) cinematográfica de Oneguin

Ricard San Vicente, Ivan Garcia Sala


Eugene Onegin by Pushkin is one of the main works in Russian literature, and is difficult to adapt to film because of its literary characteristics and cultural connotations. In 1999, the Fiennes made a film adaptation destined mainly to Anglo-Saxon audience. As the Fiennes’ intention was to create a film that would be credible and understandable but, at the same time, not deprived of the fidelity with respect to its Russian original, they had to «translate» the novel by means of visual and linguistic images, culturally recognizable by Anglo-Saxon spectators. This paper analyzes the scene with Tatiana’s letter as an example of a transfer of the Russian cultural system to the English one.

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