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The Resource Soviet cinema : politics and persuasion under Stalin, Jamie Miller

Soviet cinema : politics and persuasion under Stalin, Jamie Miller

Label
Soviet cinema : politics and persuasion under Stalin
Title
Soviet cinema
Title remainder
politics and persuasion under Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When the Bolsheviks seized power in the Soviet Union during 1917, they were suffering from a substantial political legitimacy deficit. Uneasy political foundations meant that they were always on the defensive and cinema became a key part of the strategy to protect the existence of the USSR. This welcome book shows how one of film's central functions was as an important means of convincing the masses that the regime was legitimate and a bearer of historical truth. Based on extensive research in archives and primary sources, the book examines the interaction between politics and the Soviet cinema industry during the period between Stalin's rise to power and the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. This was the era when the Bolsheviks were trying to develop a 'cinema for the millions', which sought to engage Soviet citizens politically by carefully blending entertainment with the communist message. Jamie Miller investigates how political and administrative decision-making, censorship, thematic planning and purges were shaped by the Bolsheviks' defensive outlook, which in turn had a largely negative impact on the production process. He examines the role of film unions and societies, compares the development of two different studios and looks at the education system for cinema personnel. He also analyses key films of the period, including the classic musical Circus, the class enemy drama The Party Card and the political epic The Great Citizen"--P. [4] of cover
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Miller, Jamie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
KINO: the Russian cinema series
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures in propaganda
  • Communism and motion pictures
Label
Soviet cinema : politics and persuasion under Stalin, Jamie Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-210), filmography (pages [211]-213), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Film administration and industry development -- Censorship -- The purges -- Thematic planning -- Representation and reach : cinema unions and societies -- A tale of two studios : Mezhrabpomfilm and Mosfilm -- Film education and training -- Film-makers and film-making
Control code
436265538
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 222 pages
Isbn
9781848850095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Soviet cinema : politics and persuasion under Stalin, Jamie Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-210), filmography (pages [211]-213), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Film administration and industry development -- Censorship -- The purges -- Thematic planning -- Representation and reach : cinema unions and societies -- A tale of two studios : Mezhrabpomfilm and Mosfilm -- Film education and training -- Film-makers and film-making
Control code
436265538
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 222 pages
Isbn
9781848850095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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