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Cinema in Service of the State : Perspectives on Film Culture in the GDR and Czechoslovakia 1945-1960

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The national cinemas of Czechoslovakia and East Germany were two of the most vital sites of filmmaking in the Eastern Bloc, and over the course of two decades, they contributed to and were shaped by such significant developments as Sovietization, de-Stalinization, and the conservative retrenchment of the late 1950s. This volume comprehensively explores the postwar film cultures of both nations, using a "stereoscopic" approach that traces their similarities and divergences to form a richly contextualized portrait. Ranging from features to children's cinema to film festivals, the studies gathered here provide new insights into the ideological, political, and economic dimensions of Cold War cultural production.

Number of Pages: 395.0
Genre: Performing Arts, History
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Film Europa: German Cinema in an International Context
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Language: English
Street Date: December 30, 2015
TCIN: 50240560
UPC: 9781782389965
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-2704

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