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Socialist Senses : Film, Feeling, and the Soviet Subject, 1917-1940 - by Emma Widdis (Hardcover)

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In a major reimagining of the history and cultural impact of Soviet film, noted film scholar Emma Widdis explores the fundamental transformations in how film, through the senses, remade the Soviet self in the 1920s and 1930s. Following the Russian Revolution, there was a shared ambition for a "sensory revolution" to accompany political and social change: Soviet men and women were to be reborn into a revitalized relationship with the material world. Cinema was seen as a privileged site for the creation of this sensory revolution as film could both discover the world anew and model a way of inhabiting it. Drawing on an extraordinary array of films, Widdis shows how Soviet cinema, as it evolved from the revolutionary avant-garde to Socialist Realism, gradually shifted its materialist agenda from emphasizing the external senses to instilling the appropriate internal senses (consciousness, emotions) in the new Soviet subject.

Number of Pages: 407
Genre: Performing Arts, History
Sub-Genre: Soviet Union
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Emma Widdis
Language: English
Street Date: September 11, 2017
TCIN: 52026226
UPC: 9780253026330
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-7677
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