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Polish cinema : a history

Author: Marek Haltof
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second, updated editionView all editions and formats
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"First published in 2002, Marek Haltof's seminal volume was the first comprehensive English-language study of Polish cinema, providing a much-needed survey of one of Europe's most distinguished--yet unjustly neglected--film cultures. Since then, seismic changes have reshaped Polish society, European politics, and the global film industry. This thoroughly revised and updated edition takes stock of these dramatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haltof, Marek.
Polish cinema.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018045259
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marek Haltof
ISBN: 9781785339721 1785339729 9781785339745 1785339745
OCLC Number: 1054268879
Notes: Revised edition of: Polish national cinema.
Description: x, 504 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Polish silent cinema (1896-1929) --
The sound period of the 1930s: adaptations, patriotic melodramas, and films in Yiddish --
Cinema, World War II, and the postwar construction of national identity (1939-1948) --
Screen Stalinism: socialist realist films (1949-1954) --
Ashes and diamonds: the Polish School (1955-1963) --
Adaptations, personal style, and popular cinema (1964-1975) --
Camouflage and rough treatment: the "cinema of distrust" (1976-1981) --
The cinema of martial law and afterward (1982-1988) --
A fistful of dollars: Polish cinema after the wall came down (1989-1998) --
Adapting the national literary canon and reclaiming the past (1999-2004) --
The transforming years (2005- ).
Responsibility: Marek Haltof.

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