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

by Stephen M. Norris (Author)
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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.

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Publication date
October 19, 2012
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Page count
406
ISBN
9780253007087
Paper ISBN
9780253006790