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Cine-Amnesia: How Russia Forgot to Go to the Movies

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the wake of the Soviet Union’s disintegration, Russian cinema’s collapse was utterly distinct from its two previous, Soviet-era crises. Unlike the underproduction, or “cine-anemia,” of the Civil ... More


War and Evacuation, 1940–1943

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter begins with a chronicle of the breakup of Prokofiev's marriage to Lina Codina, his estrangement from his children, and his affair with the literary student and translator Mira Mendelson. ... More


Totalitarianism, Dictatorship and Propaganda

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses film industry regulation in totalitarian states. It is often suggested that in the totalitarian states of the 1930s — the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and the ... More


Soviet-Italian Cinematic Exchanges, 1920s–1950s: From Early Soviet Film Theory to Neorealism

Masha Salazkina

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the relationship between the conceptual framework of the early Soviet avant-garde (of which cinema formed a vital part) and that of neorealism, bringing out the moments of ... More


Patrons or Predators? Foreign Servicemen, Technology, and Art within Official Soviet Cultural Identity 1941–45

Timothy Johnston

in Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life under Stalin 1939–1953

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604036
eISBN:
9780191731600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604036.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

During the Great Patriotic War the officially sponsored identity of Soviet civilization shifted to embrace foreign films, jazz, and science. Lend Lease presented a challenge to the Soviet government: ... More


Introduction

Anna Toropova

in Feeling Revolution: Cinema, Genre, and the Politics of Affect under Stalin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198831099
eISBN:
9780191869051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831099.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

In the wake of the cultural revolution (1928–32), the medium long held to be uniquely attuned to the feelings of the masses became Soviet power’s key ally in building the emotional landscape of a new ... More


Visions of a New Land: Soviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War

Emma Widdis

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092912
eISBN:
9780300127584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092912.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1917 the Bolsheviks proclaimed a world remade. The task of the new regime, and of the media that served it, was to reshape the old world in revolutionary form, to transform the vast, ungraspable ... More


The Body Breached: Post-Soviet Masculinity on Screen

Helena Goscilo

in The Cinematic Bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia: Between Pain and Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474405140
eISBN:
9781474426718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405140.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Whereas the utopian male body of the Soviet Imaginary hyperbolized and recast in steel or bronze the anatomical ideals of classical antiquity (Mikhail Bakhtin’s ‘closed body’), post-Soviet cinema ... More


Ambivalence and Identity in Russian Jewish Cinema

Olga Gershenson

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter offers close readings of films that enact conflicting attitudes towards Jews by Russians, contextualizing dilemmas of Jewish identity in post-perestroika Russia. Historically, the ... More


Sound Montage

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Montage theory remains at the heart of filmmaking and film studies, although many of its original concerns and insights have perhaps receded from view. Sound montage, theorized with the arrival of ... More


Feeling Revolution: Cinema, Genre, and the Politics of Affect under Stalin

Anna Toropova

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198831099
eISBN:
9780191869051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Stalin-era cinema was a technology of emotional and affective education. The filmmakers of the period were called on to help forge the emotions and affects that befitted the New Soviet Person—ranging ... More


Arctic Travelogues: Conquering the Soviet North

Oksana Sarkisova

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Oksana Sarkisova examines the depiction of indigenous peoples in the Soviet Arctic and how these representations have changed in accordance with the ideological narrative of a ... More


‘Here will be a Garden-City’: Soviet Man on an Arctic Construction Site

Lyubov Bugaeva

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The trope of Arctic exploration has been used for political purposes all over the world, and the Soviet Union was no exception. In this chapter Lyubov Bugaeva examines the construction of the ‘Soviet ... More


The Threat of the Thaw: The Cold War on the Screen

Anna Westerståhl Stenport

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the Arctic was figured as a porous sheet of ice separating the East and West Blocs during the Cold War and held a privileged position in Hollywood and Soviet filmmaking from ... More


Filming India

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In his interview, Indian filmmaker Mrinal Sen discusses film and filmmaking in India. He talks about his early influences, such as the neo-realism of post-war Italy and Soviet cinema of the 1920s and ... More


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