Inside Soviet Film Satire: INSIDE SOVIET FILM SATIRE

July 1, 2005|
Inside Soviet Film Satire: INSIDE SOVIET FILM SATIRE by Andrew Horton
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Inside Soviet Film Satire: Laughter with a Lash is a lively collection of sixteen original essays by Soviet, American, and Canadian scholars and film commentators. It is the first in-depth examination of an important genre within the Soviet film tradition. From its origins, humor and satire have been closely linked in Soviet cinema. Nowhere in this tradition is there the pure comic genre typified in the West in films by Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton; by contrast, Soviet comedy can best be described as "laughter with a lash." Films made during the early years of the communist regime depicted characters and situations at a moment when the promise of socialism had yet to be realized. By the final years of totalitarian rule, filmmakers had found ways to create satirical films that powerfully indicted communism itself.
Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Long View: Soviet Satire in Context: 1. Soviet film satire yesterday and today; 2. A Russian Munchausen: Aesopian translation; 3. 'We don't know what to laugh at': comedy and satire in Soviet cinema; 4. An ambivalent NEP satire of bourgeois aspirations: A Kiss of Mary Pickford; 5. Closely watched drai...
Title:Inside Soviet Film Satire: INSIDE SOVIET FILM SATIRE
Product dimensions:188 pages, 9.02 X 6.06 X 0.47 in
Shipping dimensions:188 pages, 9.02 X 6.06 X 0.47 in
Published:July 1, 2005
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521021074

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