Closely Watched Films: The Czechoslovak Experience

First Published In 1974, This Book Collects Interviews With Leading Czechslovak Filmmakers Conducted Mostly Between 1967 And 1969 This Was A Period Of Immense Upheaval Beginning With The Attack Of The Czechoslovak Establishment On The Union Of Writers In 1967, Continuing Through The Liberalisation Of The Prague Spring In January 1968 And Ended With The Soviet Invasion In August And Subsequent Normalization Process In April 1969 It Records The Testimony Of Several Generations Of Filmmakers And Their Attempts To Answer The Questions About The Purpose And Meaning Of Film Before And During This Period This Book Will Be Of Interest To Students Of Film And Cultural History.Closely Watched Films: The Czechoslovak Experience

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  • Hardcover
  • 485 pages
  • Closely Watched Films: The Czechoslovak Experience
  • Antonín J. Liehm
  • English
  • 04 November 2018
  • 9780873320368

11 thoughts on “Closely Watched Films: The Czechoslovak Experience

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    This is a collection of interviews with 30 odd of the most prominent Czech and Slovak filmmakers from the 1930s through the 1960s Most of the interviews were conducted in the late 1960s, with a few in the early 1970s, and it s interesting to compare the attitudes of the filmmakers before and after the Soviet invasion in 1968 Many of the younger generation were used to working in a system without overt commercial pressures though they existed, regarding films for export , and, after 1963 until 1969, without over political pressure, so they were able to create what they wished, leading to the explosion of expression known as the Czechoslovak New Wave Liehm provides an introduction to each interview, but o...

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