Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore in Media and Creative Industry

Tale, Legend, Myth – In Literature and form Fiction to Screen

Lela Ochiauri
Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University

Published 2020-10-20


  • Myth,
  • Metaphor,
  • Text,
  • Film,
  • Interpretation


Myths, legends, tales, fairy tales are the basis of many literary works. Cinema, the history of which, first of all, begins with the “revival” of literature, often follows this path too. In the case of picturizing, the basis is doubled and first acquires new sonority in the script and then – in the director’s concept or in the manuscript itself.

In what form and way do the writers share oral narratives and ideas, reality and folklore, and then, already based on them, how is the literary original source (intellectually or structurally) transformed into a text, how does a text transformation take place into a new artistic reality and how is it formed into a new form of the cinema?