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
Series: BASEES/Curzon Series on Russian & East European Studies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 17th December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1