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Polish film : a twentieth century history

Author: Charles Ford; Robert M Hammond
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
When the Lumière brothers introduced the motion picture in 1895, Poland was a divided and suffering nation--yet Polish artists found their way into the new world of cinema. Polish pioneer Boleslaw Matuszewski created his first documentary films in 1896, and Poland's first movie house was established in 1908. Despite war and repression, Polish cinema continued to grow and to reach for artistic heights. The twentieth  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Verzeichnis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Ford; Robert M Hammond
ISBN: 0786413093 9780786413096
OCLC Number: 50243561
Description: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Silent Era: 1. Filmmakers Without a Country --
2. Theories and Experiments --
3. Poland on the World Scene, 1920-1930 --
II. Poland Speaks: Sound Films, 1930-1940: 4. Adjustment to Sound --
5. Films and Their Makers --
III. World War II and the Postwar Years: 6. The War --
7. New Times, New Ideas --
8. Postwar Directors --
IV. Renaissance: 9. The Backdrop, 1968-1980 --
10. Unfulfilled Promises --
11. Three Directors of Note --
12. The Comet and the Sun --
13. Totalitarian Nightmare, 1981-1985 --
14. Cut! Dissolve to Fade-Out --
Filmography by Grazyna Kudy --
Appendix 1:Notes on Title Translations --
Appendix 2: The Albany Catalogue: Polish Films Passed Through the New York State Department of Education, 1921-1965.
Responsibility: by Charles Ford and Robert Hammond ; with additional material by Grazyna Kudy.


This is a history and flimography of the Polish cinema through to the end of the 20th century, with special attention paid to political and economic contexts. Each chapter includes discussions of  Read more...


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