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Soviet Cinema

Soviet Cinema
Part 1. Journals
Part 2. Newspapers

The collection includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the most interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian film. These publications shed light on the production side of Soviet cinematography, as well as on the theoretical and practical concepts developed by the period’s leading directors and critics. They also highlight the role of film in Soviet cultural life. Film magazines and newspapers featured articles by leading Soviet directors (Lev Kuleshov, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Abram Room), as well as members of the avant-garde LEF, leading authors and philologists.

This collection is part of the new IDC series Mass culture and Entertainment in Russia. This series offer collections of unique material about various forms of popular culture and entertainment industry in Tsarist and Soviet Russia.

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