Soviet Union

Authored by: Giannalberto Bendazzi

Animation: A World History

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138854819
eBook ISBN: 9781315720753
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Since Stalin’s 1932 decree On the Reconstruction of Literary and Art Organizations, the Soviet Union’s political establishment had directly or indirectly steered the country’s arts and sciences. The ending of the Second World War brought Stalin first to the status of a war hero and eventually to that of a winning God, which – apart from the sheer terror that reigned during the 1930s and 1940s – contributed to the total obedience that was given to his word in every field of society, including filmmaking.

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