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Stories between Tears and Laughter
Popular Czech Cinema and Film Critics
194 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80539-249-1 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Not Yet Published (January 2024)
eISBN 978-1-80539-250-7 eBook Not Yet Published
While histories of Czech cinema often highlight the quality of Czechoslovak New Wave films made in the 1960s, post-socialist Czech cinema receives little attention. Through a methodology of historical reception, Stories between Tears and Laughter explores how attitudes towards post-socialist Czech cinema have shifted from viewing it as radical “art cinema” and more towards popular cinema. By analyzing publicity materials, reviews, and articles, Richard Vojvoda offers a new perspective on the notions of cultural value and quality that have been shaping the history of post-socialist Czech cinema.
Richard Vojvoda is a visiting fellow at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, where he completed his PhD.
Subject: Film and Television StudiesMedia StudiesHistory: 20th Century to Present
Area: Central/Eastern Europe
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