Early Soviet Cinema: Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda / Edition 1

Early Soviet Cinema: Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda / Edition 1

by David Gillespie
     
 

ISBN-10: 1903364043

ISBN-13: 9781903364048

Pub. Date: 06/06/2001

Publisher: Wallflower Press

Early Soviet Cinema: Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda examines the aesthetics of Soviet cinema during its "golden age" of the 1920s, against a background of cultural ferment and the construction of a new socialist society. Separate chapters are devoted to the work of Sergei Eisenstein, Lev Kuleshov, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov and

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Early Soviet Cinema: Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda examines the aesthetics of Soviet cinema during its "golden age" of the 1920s, against a background of cultural ferment and the construction of a new socialist society. Separate chapters are devoted to the work of Sergei Eisenstein, Lev Kuleshov, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov and Alexander Dovzhenko. Other major directors are also discussed at length. David Gillespie places primary focus on the text, with analysis concentrating on the artistic qualities, rather than the political implications, of each film. The result is not only a discussion of each director's contribution to the "golden age" and to world cinema but also an exploration of their own distinctive poetics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903364048
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
06/06/2001
Series:
Short Cuts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

list of illustrations
acknowledgements
preface
introduction: the golden age of soviet cinema1
1lev kuleshov: the origins of montage in soviet cinema23
2sergei eisenstein: the mytho-poetics of revolution37
3vsevolod pudovkin: conflict and struggle as film art59
4dziga vertov: life 'caught unawares'71
5alexander dovzhenko: ukrainian nationalist cinema83
conclusion: cultural revolution and the end of innovation93
notes
filmography
bibliography
index of names

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