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Army Film and the Avant Garde : Cinema and Experiment in the Czechoslovak Military.

By: Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (319 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780253014931
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Army Film and the Avant Garde : Cinema and Experiment in the Czechoslovak MilitaryDDC classification:
  • 791.43/61109437
LOC classification:
  • PN1993.5.C9 -- .L68 2015eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- ARMY FILM AND THE AVANT GARDE -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Translation -- Introduction -- 1. A Deep and Fruitful Tradition: Jiří Jeníček, the Film Group, and Cinema Culture of the 1930s -- 2. All of Film Is an Experiment: Army Documentary, Postwar Reconstruction, and Building Socialism -- 3. The Crooked Mirror: Pedagogy and Art in Army Instructional Films -- 4. Every Young Man: Reinventing Army Film -- 5. A Military Avant Garde: Documentary and the Prague Spring -- Coda -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index.
Summary: During the 1968 Prague Spring and the Soviet-led invasion and occupation that followed, Czechoslovakia's Army Film studio was responsible for some of the most politically subversive and aesthetically innovative films of the period. Although the studio is remembered primarily as a producer of propaganda and training films, some notable New Wave directors began their careers there, making films that considerably enrich the history of that movement. Alice Lovejoy examines the institutional and governmental roots of postwar Czechoslovak cinema and provides evidence that links the Army Film studio to Czechoslovakia's art cinema. By tracing the studio's unique institutional dimensions and production culture, Lovejoy explores the ways in which the "military avant-garde" engaged in dialogue with a range of global film practices and cultures. (The print version of the book includes a DVD featuring 16 short films produced by the Czechoslovak Ministry of Defense. The additional media files are not available on the eBook.).
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Cover -- ARMY FILM AND THE AVANT GARDE -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Translation -- Introduction -- 1. A Deep and Fruitful Tradition: Jiří Jeníček, the Film Group, and Cinema Culture of the 1930s -- 2. All of Film Is an Experiment: Army Documentary, Postwar Reconstruction, and Building Socialism -- 3. The Crooked Mirror: Pedagogy and Art in Army Instructional Films -- 4. Every Young Man: Reinventing Army Film -- 5. A Military Avant Garde: Documentary and the Prague Spring -- Coda -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index.

During the 1968 Prague Spring and the Soviet-led invasion and occupation that followed, Czechoslovakia's Army Film studio was responsible for some of the most politically subversive and aesthetically innovative films of the period. Although the studio is remembered primarily as a producer of propaganda and training films, some notable New Wave directors began their careers there, making films that considerably enrich the history of that movement. Alice Lovejoy examines the institutional and governmental roots of postwar Czechoslovak cinema and provides evidence that links the Army Film studio to Czechoslovakia's art cinema. By tracing the studio's unique institutional dimensions and production culture, Lovejoy explores the ways in which the "military avant-garde" engaged in dialogue with a range of global film practices and cultures. (The print version of the book includes a DVD featuring 16 short films produced by the Czechoslovak Ministry of Defense. The additional media files are not available on the eBook.).

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