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Published: 31 May 2009

272 Pages | 11 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748620814

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Czech and Slovak Cinema

Theme and Tradition

Peter Hames

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • An overview of the development of the Czech and Slovak industries in the pre-war and post-war periods and their adaptation to privatisation in the 1990s.
  • A consideration of some of the key stylistic and thematic tendencies, focussing on comedy and lyricism, which are characteristics of all periods.
  • An examination of the political role of film, with particular emphasis on the period of the Prague Spring.
  • The continuing influence of the Surrealist tradition in the feature film and on the living tradition of the animated film, with particular reference to puppetry.
  • An analysis of representations of the Holocaust in films produced during the Communist period and more recently.

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