Historical Dictionary Of Russian And Soviet Cinema by Peter RollbergHistorical Dictionary Of Russian And Soviet Cinema by Peter Rollberg

Historical Dictionary Of Russian And Soviet Cinema

byPeter Rollberg

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Russian and Soviet cinema occupies a unique place in the history of world cinema. Legendary filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Sergei Paradjanov have created oeuvres that are being screened and studied all over the world. The Soviet film industry was different from others because its main criterion of success was not profit, but the ideological and aesthetic effect on the viewer. Another important feature is Soviet cinema's multinational (Eurasian) character: while Russian cinema was the largest, other national cinemas such as Georgian, Kazakh, and Ukrainian played a decisive role for Soviet cinema as a whole. The Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema provides a rich tapestry of factual information, together with detailed critical assessments of individual artistic accomplishments. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, performers, cinematographers, composers, designers, producers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian and Soviet Cinema.

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Peter Rollberg is Professor of Slavic Languages, Film Studies, and International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has been at GWU since 1991, after teaching at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and Duke University.
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of Russian And Soviet CinemaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:890 pages, 9.35 × 6.29 × 2.03 inPublished:July 20, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442268417

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Editor's Foreword Jon WoronoffPrefaceReader's NoteList of Abbreviations and AcronymsChronology IntroductionTHE DICTIONARYBibliographyAbout the Author

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This hefty tome, in its second edition, is the definitive work on this topic, as its covers all three major political periods in what is now called Russia (including many liberated and independent countries that once were part of Russia): the Tsarist period, the Communist period, and the post-Communist state. The author grew up in the Communist Soviet Union, and lived near the Gor'kii Studio for Children's and Youth Films in Moscow. He even starred in the 1972 film Hurray! We Have Holidays! The dictionary begins with a detailed introduction which divides Russian and Soviet cinema into five eras: bourgeois commercial cinema (1896-1918); the birth of Soviet cinema (1918-30); the transition to sound and implementation of Stalinist values (1931-53); thaw, 'stagnation,' and final crisis (1954-85); and the end of Soviet cinema and beyond (1986-2015). The dictionary content itself is framed in the front by a substantial chronology, and in the back with an extensive bibliography that follows the five eras of the introduction. Overall, this reference work is a fantastic addition to any college or university library.