Utopia and celluloid truth: an analysis of dissident cinema in Tito’s socialist Utopia

Cardus, Sarah (2016) Utopia and celluloid truth: an analysis of dissident cinema in Tito’s socialist Utopia. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Eastern European cinema during the Cold War is a subject that does not often get a chance to be explored. This is partially due to the distribution rights being mired in administrative red tape, and also because some of the more interesting counter-culture, student, and protest cinema was either destroyed or banned from exhibition. As a result, the scope of understanding the true artistic output and merit of a post-Communist country can be difficult to accurately ascertain.
    This dissertation will aim analyse the importance that Black Wave cinema had within the New Wave film movement, including the impact that state censorship had upon the Black Wave film movement of the 1960s and early 1970s in Yugoslavia. The three chapters will focus on the political background and state cinema of Yugoslavia, before moving onto the influences, stylistic elements and themes of Black Wave cinema that made it unique, as well as the effects of censorship within the film movement. Finally, the dissertation will offer case studies of three of the most influential Black Wave film directors: Dušan Makavejev, Aleksandar Petrović and Želimir Žilnik. This section will focus on their background to filmmaking, their personal influences and impact upon the film movement and the effect that exile and censorship had upon their careers.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 14:36
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 14:36
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22408

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