Russian Critics on the Cinema of Glasnost / Edition 1

Russian Critics on the Cinema of Glasnost / Edition 1

by Michael Brashinsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521444756

ISBN-13: 9780521444750

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection brings together twenty-three essays by some of Russia's most astute commentators on film and culture, written during the 1980s and published here in English for the first time. Included are reviews of films such as Little Vera and Taxi Blues, which were critically hailed in the West. Their comments illuminate important aspects of Russian filmmaking

Overview

This collection brings together twenty-three essays by some of Russia's most astute commentators on film and culture, written during the 1980s and published here in English for the first time. Included are reviews of films such as Little Vera and Taxi Blues, which were critically hailed in the West. Their comments illuminate important aspects of Russian filmmaking during this decade and capture a sense of a society in flux during the waning years of communism, as well as conveying the larger context within which Glasnost cinema and culture developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521444750
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Film Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Films in a Shifting Landscape: 1. Cinema without cinema Mikhail Yampolsky; 2. Cinema for every day Yuri Bogomolov; 3. The last romantics Alexander Timofeevsky; 4. Jobless prophets Lev Karakhan; 5. Midseasonal anarchists Marina Drozdova; 6. The most avant garde of all parallel ones Sergei Dobrotvorsky; Part II. Glasnost's Top Ten: 7. Repentence: on the road that leads to the truth Tatyana Khloplyankina; 8. Between the circus and the zoo Igor Aleinikov; 9. Is it easy to be young; is it easy to be grown up? Lev Anninsky; 10. Deafening voids Alexander Kiselev; 11. A forgotten tune for the flute, Scherzo - suite - nocturne Alexander Timofeevsky; 12. The cold summer of '53 Mikhail Trofimenkov; 13. Birds of passage Mikhail Trofimenkov; 14. Assa; The tenderest shroud Alexander Timofeevsky; 15. Commissar Maya Turovskaya; 16. Little Vera: forward, singing Tatyana Moskvina; 17. Days of eclipse: out of bounds Victor Bozhovich; 18. The days of eclipse Maya Turovskaya; 19. The world as a mirror for the other world Mikhail Yampolsky; 20. A billion years before the end of cinema Tatyana Moskvina; 21. The needle: a dandy of the postpunk era Marine Drozdova; 22. Taxi blues: forgiveness Pyotr Shepotinnik; 23. Taxi fares, blues fans and film viewers Sergei Lavrentiev; Conclusion; Notes on the Contributors; Directors' Bio-filmography; Filmography; Index.

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