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Author Salys, Rimgaila.
Title The musical comedy films of Grigorii Aleksandrov : laughing matters / Rimgaila Salys.
Imprint Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Intellect : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Author Salys, Rimgaila.
Subject Aleksandrov, Grigoriĭ Vasilʹevich, 1903-1984.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Musical films -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- History.
Description 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Grigorii Aleksandrov's musical comedy films, created with composer Isaak Dunaevskii, were the most popular Russian cinema of the 1930s and '40s. Drawing on studio documents, press materials, and interviews with surviving film crew members, The Musical Comedy Films of Grigorii Aleksandrov presents the untold production history of the films. Salys explores how Aleksandrov's cinema preserved the paradigms of the American musical, including its comedic tradition, using both to inscribe the foundation myths of the Stalin era in the national consciousness"--Cover.
Contents Veselye rebiata = Happy guys -- Tsirk = Circus -- Volga-Volga -- Svetlyi putʹ = The radiant path -- Appendix A.A day of filming with director G. Aleksandrov's Circus crew.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781841503479 (electronic bk.)
1841503479 (electronic bk.)
1841502820 (pbk.)
9781841502823 (pbk.)
OCLC # 548664422
Additional Format Print version: Salys, Rimgaila. Musical comedy films of Grigorii Aleksandrov. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Intellect : University of Chicago Press, 2009 9781841502823 (OCoLC)318873588

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