Visions of a New Land: Soviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War

Visions of a New Land: Soviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War

Emma Widdis


In 1917 the Bolsheviks proclaimed a global remade. the duty of the recent regime, and of the media that served it, used to be to reshape the previous global in progressive shape, to rework the titanic, "ungraspable" house of the Russian Empire into the mapped territory of the Soviet Union. This booklet exhibits how Soviet cinema inspired renowned aid for kingdom projects within the years among the revolution and the second one international conflict, supporting to create a brand new Russian id and territory—an "imaginary geography" of Sovietness.

Drawing on an unlimited diversity of little-known texts, Emma Widdis deals a distinct cultural historical past of the early Soviet interval. particularly, she indicates how movies projected the recent Soviet map onto the good shared display of the preferred imagination.

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