Temporal Structure in the Literature of Magical Realism and its Impact on Cinema Based on the Theory of Gilles Deleuze

Document Type : Research Paper


1 assistant professor, cinema department, faculty of cinema and theater, university of art

2 M.A. in Cinema, Department of Cinema, Faculty of Art, Soore University, Tehran, Iran.


In this research at first step the concept of magical realism and its characteristics are explained from literature perspective. Afterwards the theory of Gilles Deleuze on time and crystal-time and Related time structures are described. Then the concept of Time in magical realism literature and its effect on narrative patterns are explained as well. After that it comes the analysis of some of contemporary films influenced by magical realism which have a modern narrative structure in order to formulate time patterns for reading and analyzing time in this kind of films. Magical realism or magic realism is a genre of narrative fiction and, more broadly, art that, while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, expresses a primarily realistic view of the real world while also adding or revealing magical elements. Films has been analyzed from this stand point of view. This research seeks to discover how and with what tools the films depict this duality of time and which narrative patterns are used for this purpose.


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