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Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Evgeny Dobrenko


This book explores how Soviet film worked with time, the past, and memory. It looks at Stalinist cinema and its role in the production of history, the conversion of the present and experience into history, mechanisms of transfer, and what is located between history and the past. The representation of history is always the representation of power. The institution of legitimization and the mechanism for the production of identity, history is the past, constructed and served by the authorities who are attempting to curtail the experience by packaging it into a literary narrative and new visual im ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, Stalin, Lenin, cinema, legitimization, identity, literary narrative, visual imagery, propaganda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748634453
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Evgeny Dobrenko, author