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Mainstream Soviet Cinema: the Silent Era

Cavendish, P.; (2007) Mainstream Soviet Cinema: the Silent Era. UCL Arts & Humanities Research Publications. Faculty of Arts & Humanities, University College London: London, UK.

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Abstract

Synopsis: This book is an enquiry into the poetics of visual style in the mainstream films of the Soviet silent era, and focuses on contemporary cinematographic practices, and especially on the collaboration between directors and their camera operators decisive for the visual presentation of dramatic material. By focusing on the creative input of the cameraman, a key figure in the production process, it seeks to reverse a general neglect of this topic in the field of cinema scholarship. The post-revolutionary silent era was a time when the film industry faced the challenge of creating a distinctively Soviet film product which would compete with foreign imports while at the same time borrowing and adapting some of its main features. The book explores the successive alignments between cameramen and directors from different generations and with differing cultural outlooks and aesthetic preferences.

Type:Book
Title:Mainstream Soviet Cinema: the Silent Era
ISBN-13:9780955743900
Language:English
Additional information:Print on demand.
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > SSEES

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