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Soviet Cinema in our Time

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  • Author: Anna Lawton, Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • Date Published: November 1992
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2000
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521388146

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  • In this pioneering study, Anna Lawton examines the fascinating world of Soviet cinema under Glasnost and Perestroïka. She shows how the reforms that shook the foundations of the Bolshevik state and profoundly affected economic and social structures have been reflected by changes that revolutionized the film industry and in the films the industry produced. Lawton discusses the restructuring of the main institutions governing the industry; the abolition of censorship; the emergence of independent production and distribution systems; the problems connected with the dismantling of the old bureaucratic structure and the implementation of new initiatives. She also surveys the films that remained unscreened for decades for political reasons, films of the new wave that look at the past to search out the truth, and those that record current social ills or conjure up a disquieting image of the future. Together they portray a society in search of its roots and of new directions.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521388146
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.485kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print December 2000
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface and acknowledgments
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. The Melting of the Ice:
    1. The waning of the Brezhnev era
    2. Perestroika in the film factory
    3. Learning a new game: khozraschet
    4. Serving the muse or the people?
    Part II. Spring Waters and Mud:
    5. Off the shelf
    6. Exorcizing the past
    7. Facing the present
    8. peering into the future

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    Anna Lawton, Georgetown University, Washington DC

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