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Forward Soviet! : history and non-fiction film in the USSR

Author : Graham ROBERTS


Edition : I.B.Tauris, 1999
ISBN 1860642829, 9781860642821
195 pages

Langue : English

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Period : 1917 - 1941

Forward Soviet! is the first comprehensive account of Soviet documentary output during the years between the "Great October Socialist Revolution" and the "Great Patriotic War." Drawing on previously closed State archives, Graeme Roberts re-views the great examples of Soviet and world non-fiction cinema and uncovers many fine and intriguing little-known films. He discusses the careers of men and women who made them, including Vertov, Shub, Medvedkin and Karmen and investigates the problems of analysis and context, while offering valuable insights into that context. Forward Soviet! is a powerful demonstration of how the history of Soviet non-fiction film can give insight into the agencies that shaped Soviet history and culture.

Subjects : cinema history, documentary cinema,

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