Early Soviet Cinema
Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda
By (author) David C. Gillespie
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Early Soviet Cinema by David C. Gillespie
Book DescriptionEarly Soviet Cinema: Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda examines the aesthetics of Soviet cinema during its "golden age" of the 1920s, against a background of cultural ferment and the construction of a new socialist society. Separate chapters are devoted to the work of Sergei Eisenstein, Lev Kuleshov, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov and Alexander Dovzhenko. Other major directors are also discussed at length. David Gillespie places primary focus on the text, with analysis concentrating on the artistic qualities, rather than the political implications, of each film. The result is not only a discussion of each director's contribution to the "golden age" and to world cinema but also an exploration of their own distinctive poetics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903364048
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David C. Gillespie
David Gillespie teaches Russian language and culture at the University of Bath, England. He has published widely in the field of modern Russian literature and film.
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