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Subversive Adaptations : Czech Literature on Screen Behind the Iron Curtain (Hardcover) (Petr Bubenicek)

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This book deals with film adaptations of literary works created in Communist Czechoslovakia between 1954 and 1969, such as The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (Zeman 1958), Marketa Lazarová (Vlácil 1967), and The Joke (Jireš 1969). Bubenícek treats a historically significant period around which myths and misinformation have arisen. The book is broad in scope and examines aesthetic, political, social, and cultural issues. It sets out to disprove the notion that the state-controlled film industry behind the Iron Curtain produced only aesthetically uniform works pandering to official ideology. Bubenícek’s main aim is to show how the political situation of Communist Czechoslovakia moulded the film adaptations created there, but also how these same works, in turn, shaped the sociocultural conditions of the 1950s and the 1960s.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Performing Arts, History
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Petr Bubenicek
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 2017
TCIN: 51738313
UPC: 9783319409603
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-5656
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