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Author Salys, Rimgaila.

Title The musical comedy films of Grigorii Aleksandrov : laughing matters / Rimgaila Salys
Published Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Intellect : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aleksandrov, Grigoriĭ Vasilʹevich, 1903-1984.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- History.
Musical films -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1841503479 (electronic bk.)
9781841503479 (electronic bk.)