Blockbuster History in the New Russia Blockbuster History in the New Russia

Blockbuster History in the New Russia Blockbuster History in the New Russia : Movies, Memory, and Patriotism Movies, Memory, and Patriotism

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Seeking to rebuild the Russian film industry after its post-Soviet collapse, directors and producers sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiment by applying Hollywood techniques to themes drawn from Russian history. Unsettled by the government's move toward market capitalism, Russians embraced these historical blockbusters, packing the American-style multiplexes that sprouted across the country. Stephen M. Norris examines the connections among cinema, politics, economics, history, and patriotism in the creation of "blockbuster history"-the adaptation of an American cinematic style to Russian historical epics.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 406 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253007089
  • 9780253007087

About Stephen M Norris

Stephen M. Norris is Associate Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio. He is author of A War of Images: Russian Popular Prints, Wartime Culture, and National Identity and editor (with Willard Sunderland) of Russia's People of Empire: Life Stories from Eurasia, 1500 to the Present (IUP, 2012).show more

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"Norris selects films that focus on the Russian past from long ago to the more recent. By situating these films in their political, economic, and social contexts, he paints a fascinating picture of present-day Russia.... A superb book." --Denise J. Youngblood, author of Russian War Films: On the Cinema Front--Denise J. Youngblood, author of Russian War Films: On the Cinema Frontshow more

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