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Inside the Film Factory : New Approaches to Russian and Soviet Cinema - Ian Christie

Inside the Film Factory

New Approaches to Russian and Soviet Cinema

By: Ian Christie (Editor), Professor Richard Taylor (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd November 1994
ISBN: 9780415115957
Number Of Pages: 280

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This is the first collection to be inspired and informed by the new films and archival material that "glasnost" and "perestroika" have revealed, and the new methodological approaches that are developing in tandem.
The collection brings together cinema historians and film critics from Britain, France, the USA and Russia to re-examine Soviet film and reassess Cold War historiographic assumptions. As well as providing new perspectives and source material on the much mythologised figures of Kuleshov and Medvekin, the book also provides the first extended accounts in English of the careers of directors Yakov Protazanov and Boris Barnett.
"Inside the Film Factory" reveals the subtle interplay between cinema as an industry and as an arm of the state, as mass entertainment and as propaganda. It is essential reading for both historians of Soviet culture and film scholars.

General Editors' Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Note on Transliteration and Translationp. xix
Introduction Entering the Film Factoryp. 1
Early Russian Cinema: Some Observationsp. 7
Kuleshov's Experiments and the New Anthropology of the Actorp. 31
Intolerance and the Soviets: a Historical Investigationp. 51
The Origins of Soviet Cinema: a Study in Industry Developmentp. 60
Down to Earth: Aelita Relocatedp. 80
The Return of the Native: Yakov Protazanov and Soviet Cinemap. 103
A Face to the Shtetl: Soviet Yiddish Cinema, 1924-36p. 124
A Fickle Man, or Portrait of Boris Barnet as a Soviet Directorp. 151
Interview with Alexander Medvedkinp. 165
Making Sense of Early Soviet Soundp. 176
Ideology as Mass Entertainment: Boris Shumyatsky and Soviet Cinema in the 1930sp. 193
Notesp. 217
Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780415115957
ISBN-10: 0415115957
Series: Issues in Ancient Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 3rd November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.2  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1