‘Cinema Art’ as part of a typical model of the Soviet humanitarian journals in the Cold War times
Authors: Alexander Fedorov
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The analysis of the journal Cinema Art – 1977 revealed the following main film criticism trends:
- the magazine was unable to preserve the "thawing" tendencies, which were still strong even in the late 1960s, and in many ways proved to be in the ideological line of the peak of the L. Brezhnev’s epoch;
- At the same time, the journal tried to analyze the most notable works of Soviet cinema, while, alas, not allowing even in minimal doses a criticism of the shortcomings in the works of the most "principally" influential at that time the screen masters;
- giving a weighty tribute to the Soviet propaganda pathos, the magazine could afford to publish the substantive discussions “on certain narrow bridgeheads”.
In general, the Cinema Art in 1977 was part of a typical model of the Soviet humanitarian journal, which, with significant censorship concessions and powers, tried to retain at least 50 % of the total text for art analysis of the film process.