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Soviet Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Until 1907, the only film companies operating in Russia were foreign, and the domestic market was dominated by the likes of the Lumière brothers and Pathé (see Early and pre-sound cinema, p. 3). In 1907, however, the first Russian...

The Beginnings of Russian Cinema (1908–19)

Birgit Beumers

Birgit Beumers is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales (UK). She specialises in Russian culture, especially cinema and theatre, and the cinemas of the former Soviet territories. Her authored works include A History of Russian Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2009) and Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark (Intellect Books, 2016) and she has edited, among many others works, Directory of World Cinema: Russia (Intellect Books 2010; 2014) and A Companion to Russian Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), and is co-editor of Cinema in Central Asia: Rewriting Cultural Histories (IB Tauris, 2013). She is editor of the journals KinoKultura (online) and Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (Taylor & Francis). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Russian Cinema

Berg, 2009

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...Yesterday, I was in the kingdom of the shadows. If only you knew how strange it is to be there. There are no sounds, no colours. There, everything – the earth, the trees, the people, the water, the air – is tinted in a grey monotone...

Introduction

Irina Souch

Irina Souch is Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Through a brief analysis of El’dar Riazanov’s 1992 film The Promised Skies the introduction brings into focus the book’s main aims and concerns, sets out its structure and explains the choice of analytic material. The argument starts...

Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (1992–2000)

Birgit Beumers

Birgit Beumers is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales (UK). She specialises in Russian culture, especially cinema and theatre, and the cinemas of the former Soviet territories. Her authored works include A History of Russian Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2009) and Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark (Intellect Books, 2016) and she has edited, among many others works, Directory of World Cinema: Russia (Intellect Books 2010; 2014) and A Companion to Russian Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), and is co-editor of Cinema in Central Asia: Rewriting Cultural Histories (IB Tauris, 2013). She is editor of the journals KinoKultura (online) and Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (Taylor & Francis). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Russian Cinema

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...- Are you gangsters?- No, we’re Russians.He is Russian – that explains many things.After the collapse of the Soviet empire, the issue of national identity dominated many cinematic narratives, but also many debates among filmmakers about...

John Grierson and Russian Cinema: An Uneasy Dialogue

The Grierson Effect : Tracing Documentary’s International Movement

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...John Grierson’s effect, as this volume demonstrates, emanates from his promotion of the theory and practice of documentary cinema, his critical role in the founding of the British and Canadian documentary movements, and his important...

‘… The Film Is Not About That’

Global Animation Theory : International Perspectives at Animafest Zagreb

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The recurrent phrase in proposal and script treatment for the film; published in English translation in Kitson (2005: 123–130) (though this particular phrase, as well as a few others, quoted further, are, in translation, different from...

Cinema in the Putin Era (2001–8)

Birgit Beumers

Birgit Beumers is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales (UK). She specialises in Russian culture, especially cinema and theatre, and the cinemas of the former Soviet territories. Her authored works include A History of Russian Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2009) and Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark (Intellect Books, 2016) and she has edited, among many others works, Directory of World Cinema: Russia (Intellect Books 2010; 2014) and A Companion to Russian Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), and is co-editor of Cinema in Central Asia: Rewriting Cultural Histories (IB Tauris, 2013). She is editor of the journals KinoKultura (online) and Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (Taylor & Francis). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Russian Cinema

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Night Watch! Everyone step out of the Twilight!The first year of Putin’s presidency was shaken by a series of tragic events, when in August 2000 the submarine Kursk perished, a terrorist attack rocked the Pushkin Square subway passage...

From paternal authority to brotherhood: Soviet identity myths in transition

Irina Souch

Irina Souch is Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The chapter relates the construction of post-Soviet Russian identity and subjectivity to the notion of real or metaphorical brotherhood. A detailed analysis of Balabanov’s film Brother allows to interrogate this notion as an assumed...

Glasnost and Before (1983–92)

Birgit Beumers

Birgit Beumers is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales (UK). She specialises in Russian culture, especially cinema and theatre, and the cinemas of the former Soviet territories. Her authored works include A History of Russian Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2009) and Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark (Intellect Books, 2016) and she has edited, among many others works, Directory of World Cinema: Russia (Intellect Books 2010; 2014) and A Companion to Russian Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), and is co-editor of Cinema in Central Asia: Rewriting Cultural Histories (IB Tauris, 2013). She is editor of the journals KinoKultura (online) and Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (Taylor & Francis). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Russian Cinema

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...There’s nothing worth living for, dying for.This chapter explores one of the most vibrant periods of Soviet cinema, a time when the arts were used to promote a new agenda that signalled major reforms of a stale system and a process...

The waning family: gender and generations in post-Soviet society

Irina Souch

Irina Souch is Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Tropes of Identity in Contemporary Russian Television and Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The chapter centers around family as a cultural signifier and social institution to interrogate the (image of the) family’s assumed stabilizing function and indispensability for cementing individual and communal identities. The discussion...