The Film Factory: Russian and Soviet Cinema in Documents

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Richard Taylor, Ian Christie
Psychology Press, 1994 - Performing Arts - 457 pages
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This work provides a comprehensive documentary history of Russian and Soviet cinema. It provokes a major reassessment of the conventional Western understanding of Soviet cinema. Based on extensive research and in original translation, the documents selected illustrate both the aesthetic and political development of Russian and Soviet cinema, from its beginnings as a fairground novelty in 1896 to its emergence as a mass medium of entertainment and propaganda on the eve of World War II.

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About the author (1994)

Richard Taylor is professor and Resident Creative Writer at Kentucky State University. In addition to being a former poet laureate for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Taylor has written several books, including Bluegrass, Earth Bones, and Stone Eye.

Christie taught in art schools before working for the British Film Institute in programming, distribution and special projects. He established the Institute's video publishing arm and co-curated a number of exhibitions. He is currently Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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