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Companion to Russian Cinema (Hardcover)

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A Companion to Russian Cinema provides a thorough guide to pre-Revolutionary, Soviet era, and post-Soviet Russian cinema. Refraining from a chronologial or generic approach, the volume offers a very different form of knowledge organization that connects more readily with debates in mainstream film studies programs; essays are organized according to distinct oppositions or conceptual clusters, such as space and time; sound and image; and regional/national/international. This structure provides a range of prisms through which films, filmmakers, the content of filmmaking, and film studies and theories can be viewed.

The volume comprises twenty five essays from well-established and emerging scholars who interrogate the subject fully in five sections, covering issues of national identity vs. globalization; cinema's relationship to its audience in a state-driven production system and in a free market; technical innovations and their impact on film language, and the role of scriptwriters; film settings in the center or periphery, in the past, present or future; and, finally, a section offering portraits of some significant directors, whose work has hitherto been neglected in English-language scholarship.

Birgit Beumers is Professor of Film Studies at Aberystwyth University (UK). She specializes in Russian culture, especially cinema and theatre.
Number of Pages: 656
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Soviet Union
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell Companions to National Cinemas
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: July 12, 2016
TCIN: 51859393
UPC: 9781118412763
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-8034
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