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Description - Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History by Evgeny Dobrenko

This engrossing book explores the important role played by Stalinist cinema in legitimizing Stalinism and producing a new Soviet identity. Evgeny Dobrenko, a leading scholar of Soviet cultural history, asserts that both Lenin and Stalin valued cinema as the most effective form of propaganda and "organization of the masses." Dobrenko looks at Stalinist historical films and the novels from which they drew and shows that they transformed the experience and trauma of the past into a legitimizing historical narrative-the basis of a new mythology. He examines the works of the great film directors of the revolutionary period in Stalinist cinema-including Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Grigorii Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg, Fridrikh Ermler, Mark Donskoi, and Mikhail Romm-and explains how they worked with time, the past, and memory to construct the Soviet political imagination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300141603
ISBN-10: 0300141602
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Evgeny Dobrenko

Evgeny Dobrenko is professor of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Political Economy of Socialist Realism and co-editor with Katerina Clark of Soviet Culture and Power, both published by Yale University Press. He lives in Sheffield, UK.

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