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The Resource The zero hour : glasnost and Soviet cinema in transition, Andrew Horton and Michael Brashinsky

The zero hour : glasnost and Soviet cinema in transition, Andrew Horton and Michael Brashinsky

Label
The zero hour : glasnost and Soviet cinema in transition
Title
The zero hour
Title remainder
glasnost and Soviet cinema in transition
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Horton and Michael Brashinsky
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Now faced with the "zero hour" created by a new freedom of expression and the dramatic breakup of the Soviet Union, Soviet cinema has recently become one of the most interesting in the world, aesthetically as well as politically. How have Soviet filmmakers responded to the challenges of glasnost? To answer this question, the American film scholar Andrew Horton and the Soviet critic Michael Brashinsky offer the first book-length study of the rapid changes in Soviet cinema that have been taking place since 1985. What emerges from their collaborative dialogue is not only a valuable work of film criticism but also a fascinating study of contemporary Soviet culture in general. Horton and Brashinsky examine a wide variety of films from BOMZH (initials standing for homeless drifter) through Taxi Blues and the glasnost blockbuster Little Vera to the Latvian documentary Is It Easy to Be Young? and the "new wave" productions of the "Wild Kazakh boys." The authors argue that the medium that once served the Party became a major catalyst for the deconstruction of socialism, especially through documentary filmmaking. Special attention is paid to how filmmakers from 1985 through 1990 represent the newly "discovered" past of the pre-glasnost era and how they depict troubled youth and conflicts over the role of women in society. The book also emphasizes the evolving uses of comedy and satire and the incorporation of "genre film" techniques into a new popular cinema. An intriguing discussion of films of Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan ends the work"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
INARC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horton, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brashinsky, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sovetskaja Associacija Meždunarodnogo Prava
  • Motion pictures
  • Popular culture
  • Glasnost
  • Culture in motion pictures
  • 24.32 history of film art
  • Culture in motion pictures
  • Glasnost
  • Motion pictures
  • Popular culture
  • Soviet Union
  • Geschichte
  • Glasnost
  • Films
  • Populaire cultuur
  • Film
  • Sowjetunion
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Label
The zero hour : glasnost and Soviet cinema in transition, Andrew Horton and Michael Brashinsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 251-261
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-275 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
Back to the present: (re)presenting the Soviet past in feature films -- "We are your children": Soviet youth, cinema, and changing values -- "Wherever will I begin?" Soviet women in cinema and on film -- Is it easy to be honest?: glasnost in the documentary film -- Down with stuttering: Soviet popular genres and the new film language -- From accusatory to joyful laughter: restructuring the Soviet comic-satiric muse -- The islands of the continent: a revised map for ethnic cinemas
Control code
on1195481819
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691227863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1dd2d6w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1195481819
Label
The zero hour : glasnost and Soviet cinema in transition, Andrew Horton and Michael Brashinsky
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 251-261
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-275 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
Back to the present: (re)presenting the Soviet past in feature films -- "We are your children": Soviet youth, cinema, and changing values -- "Wherever will I begin?" Soviet women in cinema and on film -- Is it easy to be honest?: glasnost in the documentary film -- Down with stuttering: Soviet popular genres and the new film language -- From accusatory to joyful laughter: restructuring the Soviet comic-satiric muse -- The islands of the continent: a revised map for ethnic cinemas
Control code
on1195481819
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691227863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1dd2d6w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1195481819

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