Soviet posters created in the interwar Soviet Orient are as ambiguous as the very time of a sharp social and cultural breakthrough and the emergence of a new society. They represent a huge, but still poorly understood, layer in the history of Soviet visual propaganda. Bearing in itself the artistic and advertising, information and agitation functions, taking into account the national mentality, these posters fully fulfilled their assigned role: attracted the attention and interest of the viewer, activated the perception, controlled the mass consciousness. Vivid figurative posters, resolved in the characteristic post-revolutionary time avant-garde constructivist manner, were created by professional artists who dreamed of the birth of a great national style.
The book comprises two unequal parts. In the first part — a theoretical and methodological introduction — the author offers his view on how it is possible to reflect on cult cinema today. In the second part the factual material is presented — one hundred and twenty three essays on cult films given in chronological order so that the reader could get an idea about the evolution of the phenomenon.
The book is intended not only for specialists in cultural and social studies but also for all who enjoy cinema and especially those who appreciate non-standard cinema.
This publication, edited for the first time in Russia, is dedicated to the famous Roman gallery of Borghese, with a collection of ancient art and sculpture of the New Time, Renaissance masterpieces and works of artists of the 17th and 18th centuries, collected by one of the most celebrated and powerful Italian families and kept in a beautiful palace built especially for works of art. In this space are collected the magnificent sculptures of Bernini, works of Raphael and Titian, paintings of Giovanni Bellini and Paolo Veronese, Perugino and Correggio, Cranach and Rubens and other famous masters.