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Author Lovejoy, Alice

Title Army film and the avant garde : cinema and experiment in the Czechoslovak military / Alice Lovejoy
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014


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Contents Introduction -- A deep and fruitful tradition: Jiří Jeníček, the Film Group, and cinema -- Culture of the 1930s -- All of film is an experiment: army documentary, postwar reconstruction, and building socialism -- The crooked mirror: pedagogy and art in army instructional films -- Every young man: reinventing army film -- A military avant garde: documentary and the Prague Spring
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
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Yale University, 2009
Issued with a DVD featuring 13 short films produced by the Czechoslovak Ministry of Defense
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Československý armádní film.
SUBJECT Československý armádní film. fast (OCoLC)fst01930444
Subject Experimental films -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- 20th century
Documentary films -- Czechoslovakia -- History -- 20th century
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Documentary films.
Experimental films.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253014931