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Borsten, Joan

Overview
Works: 43 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 1,163 library holdings
Genres: Caricatures and cartoons  Animated films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films  History  Propaganda films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Historical films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1993.5.S65, 303.375
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Publications about Joan Borsten
Publications by Joan Borsten
Most widely held works about Joan Borsten
 
Most widely held works by Joan Borsten
Animated Soviet propaganda from the October Revolution to Perestroika by Joan Borsten( visu )
9 editions published in 2006 in Russian and English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
From the 1920s to the 1980s, the Soviet regime ordered the production of dozens of animated propaganda films. Their target audience was the Soviet Union itself, and their goal was to win the hearts and minds of the Soviet people. Commentary by leading Soviet film scholars
American imperialists Soviet animation vs. the United States ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Includes the following films (whole or excerpts): Black and white / directors, I. Ivanov-Vano and L. Amalrik (1933) (3 min.) -- Mister Twister / story, S. Marshak ; director, Anatoly Karanovich (1963) (16 min.) -- Someone else's voice / director, I. Ivanov-Vano (1949) (10 min.) -- Ave Maria / script and direction, Ivan Ivanov-Vano ; director, V. Danilevich; (1972) (10 min.) -- Millionaire / directors, V. Bordzilovsky and Y. Prytkov (1963) (10 min.) -- Shooting range (Shooting gallery) / director V. Tarasov (1979) (20 min.) -- Mr. Wolf / director, V. Gromov (1949) (10 min.)
Mikhail Baryshnikov's stories from my childhood : beloved fairy tales from the snow queen to Ivan and his magic pony to Cinderella by Oleg Vidov( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
A collection of eleven fairy tales by a variety of authors including "The Golden Rooster" by Alexander Pushkin and "The Wild Swans" by Hans Christian Andersen, as well as traditional tales such as "Cinderella" and "The Twelve Months."
Animated Soviet propaganda ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
The USSR's animation studios frequently took aim at the United States and aspects of American culture perceived as evil. These initially included racism, unemployment, aggression, and excess. During the 1960s, these were expanding to decry the Vietnam War, the influence of the Catholic Church, and economic and class divisions. The cartoons selected represent five decades of animated Soviet propaganda
Masters of Russian animation ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in Russian and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A collection of animated short films by Soviet-era directors and artists
The adventures of Cheburashka & friends ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in Russian and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Follows the adventures of Cheburashka, a loveable big-eared creature, and his friends, Crocodile Genady and Old Lady Shapokliak. These characters were based on books written by Eduard Uspensky, and are among the most popular ever created by Moscow's Soyuzmultfilm Studio
Animated Soviet propaganda. the shining future ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Soviet film studios worked hard to portray their government's system as idyllic and forward-looking. This program displays animated films designed to promote that utopian vision. Along with one of the earliest known examples of Soviet animation, there are films that praise the casting-off of antiquated traditions, the Soviet educational system, the achievements of Stalin's first five-year plan, and several rejoicing over the passing of Czarist imperialism and the establishment of a new, benevolent society
Animated Soviet propaganda ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Hitler's invasion of Russia and Germany's post-WWII partition inspired a great deal of animated Soviet propaganda. This program presents short films that disparage fascist aggression and America's supposed continuation of it. Some of them play on Russian fears of a reunited, vengeful, and American-supported Germany, while others celebrate the Young Pioneers, wherein brave and loyal Soviet children encounter and stand up to fascism
Animated Soviet propaganda ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Just as America envisioned Communist threats during much of the 20th century, the specter of capitalism loomed large in the Soviet Cold War psyche. This program surveys Soviet animated propaganda embodying that fiercely anti-capitalist spirit and proclaiming the superiority of the Soviet economic system. Included are films that envision the exploration of Mars and the resultant Communist triumph over free-market forces, while warning against capitalist interference in China
Stories from my childhood ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Presents short animated films based on a variety of fairy tales and stories
Animated Soviet propaganda ( visu )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Racism, unemployment, aggression, excess -- the USSR's animation studios frequently took aim at these aspects of American culture. Representing five decades of animated Soviet propaganda, this program features short films that blast the U.S. and its perceived evils. Black and White and Mister Twister extol the absence of bigotry in Soviet society while Someone Else's Voice portrays jazz as "an enemy of the people." Ave Maria condemns America's presence in Vietnam and the influence of the Catholic Church, and The Shooting Gallery underscores the violence behind economic and class divisions
Animated Soviet propaganda ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Hitler's invasion of Russia and Germany's post-WWII partition inspired a great deal of animated Soviet Propaganda. This program presents short films that disparage fascist aggression and America's supposed continuation of it. Fascist Boots on our Homeland and Cinema Circus vilify Hitler and the Nazi invaders; A Lesson Not Learned plays on Russian fears of a reunited, vengeful, and American-supported Germany; and Vasilyok, The Adventures of the Red Ties and The Violin of the Pioneer Pen are stories about brave and loyal Soviet children encountering and standing up to fascism
Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from my childhood ( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The short animation films in this series have been restored from the originals created by Moscow's Soyuzmultfilm Studio and are presented here in English versions. The stories feature the voices of leading American actors and the music of Tchaikowsky, Mussorgsky, and others. The tales come from the pens of Hans Christian Anderson, Pushkin, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and other writers"--Videocassette record
Capitalist sharks ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Just as America envisioned Communist threats during much of the 20th century, the specter of capitalism loomed large in the Soviet Cold War psyche. This program surveys Soviet animated propaganda, embodying that fiercely anti-capitalist spirit. Foreshadowing the space race, Interplanetary Revolution depicts a Communist triumph over free-market forces on Mars; China in Flames warns against capitalist interference in the Chinese Revolution; Shareholder proclaims the superiority of the Soviet economic system; and Proud Little Ship takes on capitalist aggression
The Prince, the swan and the Czar Saltan The golden rooster ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In "The Prince, the swan and the Czar Saltan", the great Czar Saltan takes a bride who gives birth to a beautiful prince, but the Queen's jealous mother and sisters convince the King his son is deformed and should be killed. Mother and son are cast out to sea and soon arrive on an island, where a clever and enchanted swan reunites the family. In "The Golden rooster", the old Czar Dadon, who was mighty in his youth, makes a pact with a magician to keep his lands from being overrun by his enemies, and falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious princess
Beauty and the beast the nutcracker ; The prince, the swan and the Czar Saltan ; The golden rooster ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In "Beauty and the Beast: a tale of the crimson flower", based on the classic folktale by S. Aksakov, Russia's version of, "Beauty and the Beast", a young woman transforms a monster into a handsome prince. "The nutcracker" is Hoffmann's classic Christmas tale with the music of P.I. Tchaikovsky. In "The prince, the swan, and the Czar Saltan", one of the most famous fairy tales written by Alexander Pushkin, although the Czar Saltan's newborn son is beautiful, jealous in-laws persuade him that his son is deformed and should be killed, leading the king to cast mother and son out to sea where they meet an enchanted swan who reunites the family. In "The golden rooster", another famous fairy tale by Alexander Pushkin, the czar Dadon makes a pact with a magician to keep his lands from being overrun by his enemies and falls in love with a mysterious princess
Onward to the shining future ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Soviet film studios worked hard to portray their government's system as idyllic and forward-looking. This program showcases animated films designed to promote that utopian vision. Soviet Toys, the earliest known example of Soviet animation, condemns Lenin's New Economic Policy; The Victorious Destination celebrates the achievements of Stalin's first five-year plan; Samoyed Boy praises the Soviet educational system and the casting-off of antiquated traditions; and Hot Stone, Little Organ, and Songs of the Fire Years rejoice over the passing of Czarist imperialism and the establishment of a new, benevolent society
Animated Soviet propaganda ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Soviet film studios worked hard to portray their government's system as idyllic and forward-looking. This program showcases animated films designed to promote that utopian vision. Soviet Toys, the earliest known example of Soviet animation, condemns Lenin's New Economic Policy; The Victorious Destination celebrates the achievements of Stalin's first five-year plan; Samoyed Boy praises the Soviet educational system and the casting-off of antiquated traditions; and Hot Stone, Little Organ, and Songs of the Fire Years rejoice over the passing of Czarist imperialism and the establishment of a new, benevolent society
Masters of Russian animation ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in Russian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Ivan and his magic pony Pinocchio and the golden key ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
In "Ivan and the magic pony", one of Russia's best-loved fairy tales, written by Piotr Yershov, Ivan, a simple country lad, and his Magic Pony capture a living firebird, kidnap a mythical Seamaiden, and bring back a ring from the bottom of the ocean. Known in Russia as, "The humpbacked horse." In "Pinocchio and the golden key", Alexei Tolstoy's adaptation of the 17th century fairy tale by Collodi, a daring puppet fulfills a lonely, poor old man's dreams when he comes to life. Filled with curiosity about this magical, marvelous new world that is his to explore, Pinocchio meets the brightest and darkest characters humanity has to offer. Known in Russia as, "Buratino."
 
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Borsten, Joan Vidov
Borsten Vidov, Joan
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English (32)
Russian (10)
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