In this introduction, Birgit Beumers explains the concept of the blockbuster, examining its emergence within the context of political upheavals in Soviet history. She then discusses the relation of the blockbuster to the question of genre and defines the blockbuster as a genre film, which follows certain conventions and thereby cradles the spectator in a (false) security. Beumers closes with a chronological survey of popular Soviet films that provides the context for the remaining articles in this forum.
|Translated title of the contribution||Soviet and Russian Blockbusters: A question of genre?|
|Pages (from-to)||441 - 454|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
Bibliographical notePublisher: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
Other identifier: Autumn