A History of Russian CinemaDe (autor) Birgit Beumers
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – December 2008
In Russia, cinema has become genuinely independent, as a commercial as well as an artistic medium. This book presents the history of Russian cinema from the beginning of film onwards and presents a narrative of both the industry and its key films in the context of Russia's social and political history.
A comprehensive history of Russian cinema has not been available until the publication of this book.In short, [Beumers] has provided a most effective presentation of Russian movies as art.
This is an excellent resource for students of film and history. Recommended.
As valuable as it is timely and would be ideal for use in survey courses on the history of Russian and Soviet cinema, and periods therein. It deserves a long publishing life, with regularly updated editions.
The best account to date of Russian cinema in all its forms and guises ... A History of Russian Cinema is the important companion that teachers of Russian cinema have been waiting for. It gives precious reading on all the major films that are likely to be on the curriculum of Russian cinema courses, and Beumers' extensive knowledge of Russian theatre gives the book a personal touch that no existing account can match. A study of the intricate star system of Russian cinema could find no better pen than Beumers'.
One hundred and one years after the birth of Russian cinema, cinephiles and students can again avail of a clear, wide-ranging and up-to-date Englishlanguage account of the field...Beumers's new history is an invaluable introductory and reference study, revealing Russian cinema as a coherent and self-refl ective movement which - crucially - is still evolving.