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World Film Locations: Moscow
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ISBN 9781783201969
Paperback 128 pages
230 x 155 mm
Published April 2014
Imprint: Intellect
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Books by Birgit Beumers
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Edited by Birgit Beumers
A megalopolis of more than twelve mil- lion inhabitants, Moscow is a city with a rich and varied history. In 1918, following the Revolution, Moscow became the capital of the Soviet Union, and it remained capital of the Russian Federation after 1991. Moscow’s status as capital, from 1918 to the present, more or less coincides with its life on the silver screen, since there are very few preserved filmic depictions of the city from pre-Revolutionary years. In the Soviet era, film often served propaganda purposes; therefore, the image of Moscow on celluloid echoes the political ambitions of the country, and film locations and settings reflect the cultural agenda of the times.
 
World Film Locations:  Moscow compares and contrasts images from the past and present, giving the forty-six carefully selected scene reviews and seven spotlight essays a historical  focus. With an inside look at the city’s film studio, Mosfilm, the book is essential for all armchair travellers and cinephiles alike.
 
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