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Title Cinemasaurus : Russian film in contemporary context / edited by Nancy Condee, Alexander Prokhorov, and Elena Prokhorova
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (328 pages)
Series Film and media studies
Film and media studies (Boston, Mass.)
Contents Foreword / Stephen M. Norris -- Imperial fatigue : somnambulants, ghosts, and monsters / Olga Kim -- Empire reloaded : sacred power in a postmodern era / Justin Wilmes -- Russia's quiet other : Dmitrii Mamuliia's Another sky and Aleksandr Kott's The test / Ellina Sattarova -- Laughing apocalypse : horror and/as comedy / Daria Ezerova -- Eccentricity, theatricality, and the grotesque / Robert Crane -- Privatized violence in the new Russian cinema / Denis Saltykov -- Fragments of empire : the heartland in post-Soviet film / Zhanna Budenkova -- Russia on the margins? / Tetyana Shlikhar -- Contending alterities : drag show, Roma camp ... / Trevor Wilson -- Past, present, and posthumous fathers : cinepaternity reloaded / Theodora Trimble -- New auteurism : the case of Mikhalkov and Bekmambetov / Olga Mukhortova -- Elki : the most profitable franchise of the Putin era / Beach Gray -- The mediascape / Alexander Rodnyansky (CEO, AR Films, Non-Stop Production) -- The festival / Sitora Alieva (Program Director, Kinotavr) -- The exhibition space / Paul Heth (CEO, Rising Star Media; Karo Film Holding) -- The film journal / Birgit Beumers (KinoKultura, UK) -- The film symposium / Vladimir Padunov (Russian Film Symposium, US)
Summary "Cinemasaurus examines contemporary Russian cinema as a new visual economy, emerging over three decades after the Soviet collapse. Focusing on debates and films exhibited at Russian and US public festivals where the films have premiered, the volume's contributors-the new generation of US scholars studying Russian cinema-examine four issues of Russia's transition: (1) its imperial legacy, (2) the emergence of a film market and its new genres, (3) Russia's uneven integration into European values and hierarchies, (4) the renegotiation of state power vis-à-vis arthouse and independent cinemas. An introductory essay frames each of the four sections, with 90 films total under discussion, concluding with a historical timeline and five interviews of key film-industry figures formative of the historical context"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 20, 2020)
Subject Motion pictures -- Russia (Federation) -- History and criticism
Motion picture industry -- Russia (Federation)
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Motion picture industry.
Motion pictures.
Russia (Federation)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Condee, Nancy, editor.
Prokhorov, Alexander, 1965- editor.
Prokhorova, Elena, editor.
LC no. 2019044666
ISBN 9781644692721