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Cinema of Russia and the Former Soviet Union

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ISBN-10: 1904764983

ISBN-13: 9781904764984

Edition: 2007

Authors: Birgit Beumers, Sergei Bodrov

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This volume explores the cinema of the former Soviet Union and contemporary Russia, ranging from the pre-Revolution-ary period to the present day. It offers an insight into the development of Soviet film, from 'the most important of all arts' as a propaganda tool to a means of entertainment in the Stalin era, from the rise of its 'dissident' art-house cinema in the 1960s through the glasnost era with its broken taboos to recent Russian blockbusters. Films have been chosen to represent both the classics of Russian and Soviet cinema as well as those films that had a more localised success and remain to date part of Russia's cultural reference system. The volume also covers a range of national…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.17" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Geoff Mayer is reader and associate professor in cinema studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Publications include The Oxford Companion to Australian Filmand The New Australian Cinema. Keith Beattie is lecturer in the School of History, Heritage, and Society at Deakin University, Melbourne.Birgit Beumers is Senior Lecturer in the Russian Department at Bristol University. Her publications include Burnt by the Sun (2000) and PopCulture: Russia! (2005).