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This engrossing ebook explores the $64000 position performed via Stalinist cinema in legitimizing Stalinism and generating a brand new Soviet identity.

 

Evgeny Dobrenko, a number one student of Soviet cultural heritage, asserts that either Lenin and Stalin valued cinema because the foremost kind of propaganda and “organization of the masses.” Dobrenko appears to be like at Stalinist old motion pictures and the novels from which they drew and exhibits that they reworked the event and trauma of the earlier right into a legitimizing historic narrative—the foundation of a brand new mythology. He examines the works of the good movie administrators of the progressive interval in Stalinist cinema—including Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Grigorii Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg, Fridrikh Ermler, Mark Donskoi, and Mikhail Romm—and explains how they labored with time, the previous, and reminiscence to build the Soviet political imagination.

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