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Politics of the Soviet Cinema 1917-1929, The

Taylor, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0521222907 / ISBN 13: 9780521222907
Published by Cambridge University Press July 31, 1979, Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York, 1979
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Politics of the Soviet Cinema 1917-1929, The

Publisher: Cambridge University Press July 31, 1979, Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Much has been written about Soviet literature and its political significance in the years following the October Revolution, but little has been written about the cinema in the same context. And yet in 1922 Lenin said, 'Of all the arts, for us the cinema is the most important.' What did he mean? This book looks at the Soviet cinema in its formative period from the political point of view, examining both the attitude of the authorities towards the cinema and the actual use to which the cinema was put. It demonstrates how, even at the height of the 'Golden Era of the Soviet film', the Bolsheviks repeatedly failed to organise the cinema successfully as an effective propaganda weapon. The book provides an illuminating background of the political history of the Soviet cinema in the twenties against which its most famous films can be re-examined.

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This book looks at the Soviet cinema in its formative period from the political point of view, examining both the attitude of the authorities towards the cinema and the actual use to which the cinema was put.

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