Synopses & Reviews
"The Film Factory" provides a comprehensive documentary history of Russian and Soviet cinema. It provokes a major reassessment of conventional Western understanding of Soviet cinema. Based on extensive research and in original translation, the documents selected illustrate both the aesthetic and political development of Russian and Soviet cinema, from its beginnings as a fairground novelty in 1896 to its emergence as a mass medium of entertainment and propaganda on the eve of World War II.
This superbly illustrated, readable and authoritative work is a major step in the revision of Soviet film history and will be an indispensible staring point for anyone seeking to understand that history.' - TLS
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-422) and index.