Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism
Author : Stephen NORRIS
Edition : Indiana University Press, 2012
ISBN 0253006791, 9780253006790
406 pages
Langue : English
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Period : 1992 - 2012
Indiana University Press, 19 oct. 2012 - 406 pages Seeking to rebuild the Russian film industry after its post-Soviet collapse, directors and producers sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiment by applying Hollywood techniques to themes drawn from Russian history. Unsettled by the government's move toward market capitalism, Russians embraced these historical blockbusters, packing the American-style multiplexes that sprouted across the country. Stephen M. Norris examines the connections among cinema, politics, economics, history, and patriotism in the creation of "blockbuster history"—the adaptation of an American cinematic style to Russian historical epics.
Subjects : Cinema and Society, Cinema history,