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Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era (Hardcover) (Alexander Prokhorov & Elena Prokhorova)

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Most histories of Soviet cinema portray the 1970s as a period of stagnation and the gradual decline of the film industry. This book, however, examines Soviet film and television of the era as mature industries articulating diverse cultural values via new genre models.

During the 1970s, Soviet cinema and television developed a parallel system of genres where television texts celebrated conservative consensus while films manifested symptoms of ideological and social crises. The book examines police film, melodrama, comedy, children's film, variety show film, art cinema, and epic film, and outlines how television gradually emerged as the major form of Russo-Soviet popular culture. Through close analysis of well-known film classics of the period as well as less familiar films and television series, this groundbreaking work helps to deconstruct the myth of this era as a time of social stability and also helps us to understand the persistence of this myth in the contemporary Russian collective memory.

Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Alexander Prokhorov & Elena Prokhorova
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2016
TCIN: 51570126
UPC: 9781441177292
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5477
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