Russian Cinema provides a lively and informative exploration of the film genres that developed during Russia's tumultuous history, with discussion of the work of Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Mikhalkov, Paradzhanov, Sokurov and others.
The background section assesses the contribution of visual art and music, especially the work of the composers Shostakovich and Prokofev, to Russian cinema. Subsequent chapters explore a variety of topics:
Russian Cinemaoffers a close analysis of over 300 films illustrated with representative stills throughout. As with other titles in the Inside Film series it includes comprehensive filmographies, a thorough bibliography and an annotated further reading list. The book is a jargon-free, accessible study that will be of interest to undergraduates of film studies, modern languages, Russian language and literature, as well as cineastes, film teachers and researchers.
1. The Sight and Sound of Russian Film 2. The Literary Space 3. The Russian Film Comedy 4. The Course and Curse of History 5. Women and Russian Film 6. Film and Ideology 7. The Russian War Film 8. Private Life and Public Morality 9. Autobiography, Memory and Identity in the Films of Andrei Tarkovskii Further Reading Bibliography Index