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Not according to plan : filmmaking under Stalin, Maria Belodubrovskaya

Label
Not according to plan : filmmaking under Stalin
Title
Not according to plan
Title remainder
filmmaking under Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Maria Belodubrovskaya
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Not According to Plan, Maria Belodubrovskaya reveals the limits on the power of even the most repressive totalitarian regimes to create and control propaganda. Belodubrovskaya's revisionist account of Soviet filmmaking between 1930 and 1953 highlights the extent to which the Soviet film industry remained stubbornly artisanal in its methods, especially in contrast to the more industrial approach of the Hollywood studio system. Not According to Plan shows that even though Josef Stalin recognized cinema as a "mighty instrument of mass agitation and propaganda" and strove to harness the Soviet film industry to serve the state, directors such as Eisenstein, Alexandrov, and Pudovkin had far more creative control than did party-appointed executives and censors. The Stalinist party-state, despite explicit intent and grandiose plans to build a "Soviet Hollywood" that would release a thousand features per year, failed to construct even a modest mass propaganda cinema. Belodubrovskaya's wealth of evidence shows that the regime's desire to disseminate propaganda on a vast scale was consistently at odds with its compulsion to control quality and with Stalin's intolerance of imperfection. Not According to Plan is a landmark in Soviet cultural history and the global history of cinema
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belodubrovskaya, Maria
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Soviet Union
Label
Not according to plan : filmmaking under Stalin, Maria Belodubrovskaya
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quantity vs. quality : Soviet film policy and the intolerance of imperfection -- Templan : "bastard" plans and creative counter-planning -- The masters : the director-centered mode of production and the tradition of quality -- Screenwriting : lack of professionalization and the literary scenario -- Censorship : industry self-censorship and extreme uncertainty -- Conclusion : the failure of mass cinema under Stalin and the institutional study of ideology
Control code
ocn980346917
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501713804
Lccn
2017015516
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501713804.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vmdpjh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980346917
Label
Not according to plan : filmmaking under Stalin, Maria Belodubrovskaya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quantity vs. quality : Soviet film policy and the intolerance of imperfection -- Templan : "bastard" plans and creative counter-planning -- The masters : the director-centered mode of production and the tradition of quality -- Screenwriting : lack of professionalization and the literary scenario -- Censorship : industry self-censorship and extreme uncertainty -- Conclusion : the failure of mass cinema under Stalin and the institutional study of ideology
Control code
ocn980346917
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501713804
Lccn
2017015516
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501713804.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1vmdpjh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980346917

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