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Author Salys, Rimgaila

Title The musical comedy films of Grigorii Aleksandrov : laughing matters / Rimgaila Salys
Published Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Intellect : University of Chicago Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations
Contents Veselye rebiata = Happy guys -- Tsirk = Circus -- Volga-Volga -- Svetlyi putʹ = The radiant path -- Appendix A.A day of filming with director G. Aleksandrov's Circus crew
Summary "Grigorii Aleksandrov's musical comedy films, created with composer Isaak Dunaevskii, were the most popular Russian cinema of the 1930s and '40s. Drawing on studio documents, press materials, and interviews with surviving film crew members, The Musical Comedy Films of Grigorii Aleksandrov presents the untold production history of the films. Salys explores how Aleksandrov's cinema preserved the paradigms of the American musical, including its comedic tradition, using both to inscribe the foundation myths of the Stalin era in the national consciousness"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Aleksandrov, Grigoriĭ Vasilʹevich, 1903-1984.
Aleksandrov, Grigoriĭ Vasilʹevich, 1903-1984 fast (OCoLC)fst00095085
Subject Motion picture producers and directors -- Soviet Union -- Biography
Musical films -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism
Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- History
Motion picture producers and directors.
Motion pictures.
Musical films.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781841503479