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A History of Russian Cinema

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9781845202156

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12/15/2008
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Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

Film emerged in pre-Revolutionary Russia to become the "most important of all arts" for the new Bolshevik regime and its propaganda machine. The 1920s saw a flowering of film experimentation, notably with the work of Eisenstein, and a huge growth in the audience for film, which continued into the 1930s with the rise of musicals. The films of the World War II and Cold War periods reflected a return to political concerns in their representation of the "enemy". The 1960s and 1970s saw the rise of art-house films. With glasnost came the collapse of the state-run film industry and an explosion in the cinematic treatment of previously taboo topics. In the new Russia, cinema has become genuinely independent, as a commercial as well as an artistic medium.The History of Russian Cinema is the first complete history from the beginning of film to the present day and presents an engaging narrative of both the industry and its key films in the context of Russia's social and political history.

Author Biography

Birgit Beumers is Reader in Russian in the School of Modern Languages at Bristol University. She is author of Nikita Mikhalkov: Between Nostalgia and Nationalism. and PopCulture: Russia! and editor of Russia on Reels: The Russian Idea in Post-Soviet Cinema and 24 Frames: Russia and the Soviet Union. She is also editor of the journals, KinoKultura and Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. iv
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Note on Transliterationp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The Beginnings of Russian Cinema (1908-19)p. 5
Revolutionary Cinema, or Cinema for the Masses (1919-29)p. 38
The Purges, the Second World War and the Cold War, or How Stalin Entertained the People (1930-53)p. 75
The Thaw - New Beginnings, New Lives (1954-66)p. 112
The Stagnation: Mainstream and Auteur Cinema (1967-82)p. 146
Glasnost and Before (1983-92)p. 184
Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (1992-2000)p. 214
Cinema in the Putin Era (2001-8)p. 241
Russian Films in International Festivalsp. 260
Chronology of Eventsp. 265
Notesp. 292
Bibliographyp. 301
Indexp. 315
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