Kinoglasnost: Soviet Cinema in Our Time

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CUP Archive, 1992 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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In this pioneering study, Anna Lawton examines the fascinating world of Soviet cinema under Glasnost and Perestro´ka. She shows how the reforms that shook the foundations of the Bolshevik state and profoundly affected economic and social structures have been reflected by changes that revolutionized the film industry and in the films the industry produced. Lawton discusses the restructuring of the main institutions governing the industry; the abolition of censorship; the emergence of independent production and distribution systems; the problems connected with the dismantling of the old bureaucratic structure and the implementation of new initiatives. She also surveys the films that remained unscreened for decades for political reasons, films of the new wave that look at the past to search out the truth, and those that record current social ills or conjure up a disquieting image of the future. Together they portray a society in search of its roots and of new directions.
  

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Contents

Vladimir Menshov
17
Trial on the Road 1971rel 1986 directed by Alexei
31
Train Station for Two 1983 directed by Eldar Riazanov
38
Parade of Planets 1984 Abdrashnitov director
49
Perestroika in the film factory
52
khozraschet
70
Serving the Muse or the people?
91
Off the shelf
111
Exorcizing the past
138
My Friend Ivan Lapshin 1983rel 1985 directed
146
Freeze Die Resurrect 1989 directed by Vitaly Kanevsky
154
Facing the present
167
Peering into the future
215
Notes
236
Bibliography
262
Index
279

Brief Encounters 1967rel 1986 directed by Kira
112
The Sacrifice 1986 directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
128

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