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Russian and Soviet Film Adaptations of Literature, 1900-2001 : Screening the Word - Stephen Hutchings

Russian and Soviet Film Adaptations of Literature, 1900-2001

Screening the Word

By: Stephen Hutchings (Editor), Anat Vernitskaia (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th December 2004
ISBN: 9780415306676
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book examines the importance of film adaptations of literature in Russian cinema, especially during the Soviet period when the cinema was accorded a vital role in imposing the authority of the communist regime on the consciousness of the Soviet people. The book provides many interesting case studies and brings together many leading authorities on the subject.

'While each article addresses different theoretical approaches, and strives to answer dissimilar questions, they are unified by the book's mission, and the collection as a whole manages to create an illuminating overall picture of the development of Russian/Soviet/post-Soviet ekranizatsii...This collection is a perceptive overview and a great reference book--for the curious general reader as well as for the specialist--which can be used as a textbook for a course on Russian literature and cinema, as an insightful addition to a course on Socialist Realism, or as a source for anyone interested in Soviet and Post-Soviet culture."-Slavic and East European Journal, 50.2 (Summer 2006)

'This volume contains thorough studies, which in their entirety do justice to the editor's claim of providing a general overview, as set out in the introduction.'

- MLR, 102.1, 2007

'The contributors develop useful paradigms for every decade and illustrate them with examples. These ten pages alone represent a comprehensive history of film adaptions, which illustrates the complex interaction between ideological premisses and a reassessment of the great writers of Russian and Soviet literature, as well as world literature.' - Christine Engel, University of Innsbruck

Introduction : the ekranizatsiia in Russian culturep. 1
Film adaptations from the start to Stalin : manufacturing the mythp. 25
'Crime without punishment' : reworkings of nineteenth-century Russian literary sources in Evgenii Bauer's Child of the Big Cityp. 27
Educating Chapaev : from document to mythp. 44
Ada/opting the son : war and the authentication of power in Soviet screen versions of children's literaturep. 59
Literature and film in the post-Stalin period : the myth in retreatp. 73
Adapting foreign classics : Kozintsev's Shakespearep. 75
The sound of silence : from Grossman's Berdichev to Askol'dov's Commissarp. 89
Film adaptations of Aksenov : the young prose and the cinema of the Thawp. 100
Screening the short story : the films of Vasilii Shukshinp. 116
Re-viewing Russia : myth and nationp. 133
The Mikhalkov brothers' view of Russiap. 135
Adapting the landscape : Oblomov's vision in filmp. 153
'Imperially, my dear Watson' : Sherlock Holmes and the decline of the Soviet empirep. 164
From text to screen, Soviet to post-Soviet : re-interpreting the mythp. 179
'I love you, dear captive' : gender and narrative in versions of The Prisoner of the Caucasusp. 181
Post-Soviet film adaptations of the Russian classics : tradition and innovationp. 194
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ISBN: 9780415306676
ISBN-10: 0415306671
Series: BASEES/Curzon Series on Russian & East European Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1