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Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky


Thursday, October 13 2011

'The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom': A Soviet-Era Critique of 'Americanitis'

As the New Economic Policy attempted to infuse a dose of capitalism within a faltering Soviet economy, American cinema and Soviet avant-garde techniques and content merged within commercial Soviet cinema in its mixed attempts to fashion a truly utopian cinematic world: one that is both popular and political.


Friday, August 26 2011

Light Comedy, Moscow Style: 'The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom'

Silent Soviets sell cigarettes, discover romance.

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