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A history of Russian cinema

Author: Birgit Beumers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
Film emerged in pre-Revolutionary Russia to become the 'most important of all arts' for the new Bolshevik regime and its propaganda machine. This text is a complete history from the beginning of film onwards and presents an engaging narrative of both the industry and its key films in the context of Russia's social and political history.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beumers, Birgit.
History of Russian cinema.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Birgit Beumers
ISBN: 1845202147 9781845202149 1845202155 9781845202156
OCLC Number: 244567155
Description: viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginnings of Russian cinema (1908-19) --
Revolutionary cinema, or cinema for the masses (1919-29) --
The purges, the Second World War and the Cold War, or how Stalin entertained the people (1930-53) --
The thaw --
new beginnings, new lives (1954-66) --
The stagnation: mainstream and auteur cinema (1967-82) --
Glasnost and before (1983-92) --
Post-Soviet Russian cinema (1992-2000) --
Cinema in the Putin era (2001-8) --
Appendixes: 1. Russian films in international festivals --
2. Chronology of events.
Responsibility: Birgit Beumers.


In Russia, cinema has become genuinely independent, as a commercial as well as an artistic medium. This book presents the history of Russian cinema from the beginning of film onwards and presents a  Read more...
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