Politically Involved Filmmaker: Aleksander Ford and Film Censorship in Poland after 1945

Misiak, Anna (2003) Politically Involved Filmmaker: Aleksander Ford and Film Censorship in Poland after 1945. Kinema, Fall 2003. ISSN 1192-6252

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Abstract / Summary

This peer-reviewed article had started as a conference speech under the same title delivered by its author at Columbia University in New York. While participating the ASN Convention 2003, the author found out that there were facts in Polish film history, which she chose to discuss, that even though of great academic interest had been rarely discussed or analysed by Western scholars. Thus, the publication aimed at presenting the ways the film industry under Communists operated in the so-called Eastern Block through case study of Polish Film director Aleksander Ford. The study concludes with a crucial role of filmmaker’s personality and his approach to individual vs. collective dilemmas that served main variables in the development of not only individual careers but also filmmaking as such in the countries that had fallen into the zone of Soviet influence after World War Two.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The article is a research based historical study that generated some academic and popular interest. Listed in various Western academic databases and bibliographies on Polish cinema, it has not been neglected by more popular culture oriented readers. Recently, the piece has been reprinted as a DVD booklet for Knights of The Teutonic Order (dir. Aleksander Ford, 1960, Second Run DVD).
ISBN: 11926252
ISSN: 1192-6252
Depositing User: Anna Misiak
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 11:16
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/436

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