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Author Norris, Stephen M.
Title Blockbuster history in the new Russia : movies, memory, and patriotism / Stephen M. Norris.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2012.

Subject Motion pictures -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 21st century.
Patriotism in motion pictures.
Russia (Federation) -- In motion pictures.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: multiplexing Russia -- The Russia that we lost. The first blockbuster of the new nation -- Terrorism then and now -- Wars and gambits -- A requiem for communism -- The price of war. Mirror of war -- Playing with history -- Back in the USSR. The blessed blockbuster -- The Soviet horror show -- Fantasy pop history. Animating the past -- The look of fantasy -- The business of patriotism -- The production of the past -- Conclusion: packaging the past.
Summary 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.
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ISBN 9780253007087 (electronic bk.)
0253007089 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 812911824
Additional Format Print version: Norris, Stephen M. Blockbuster history in the new Russia. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2012 9780253006790 (DLC) 2012018524 (OCoLC)760973487