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Stalinizm za podwójną gardą
Stalinism behind the Double Guard

Author(s): Marek Hendrykowski
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej
Keywords: popular culture

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the poetics of socialist realism in cinema in the specific context of popular culture. From this point of view author examines two unknown Polish full-length documentary films (made in 1953 and 1955) abandoned in the Stalinist period and recently rediscovered in the National Film Archive in Warsaw. The common subject of both of them is boxing. Marek Hendrykowski describes the political limitations and ideological taboos of the early 1950s cinema in Poland and discusses various aspects, dimensions and meanings of those two films by proposing a new reading of them.

  • Issue Year: 40/2014
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 130-139
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish