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

Hardcover | July 20, 2016

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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.
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.
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

ISBN - 13:9781442268418

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Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

Now in its second edition, this handsome.hardcover tome introduces readers to a higher level of appreciation of Soviet cinema and marks a leap forward in the scholarship on the topic.. [Rollberg's] chief success - greater than his mini-biographical entries or summaries of cinematic masterpieces, even - is his attention to the cinemas of the former Soviet republics. In this regard, Rollberg's text is beyond competition.. Rollberg succeeds admirably. His comprehensive and thoughtfully organized research, along with his perspicuous prose, makes Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema an essential reference tool for any Russian and Soviet film maven.