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The Image of Russia on the Western Screen in the Ideological Confrontation Epoch (1946-1991): From the Late Stalinism to the “Thaw”, from "Détente" and "Stagnation" to the "Perestroika"

Author(s): Alexander Fedorov

Journal: European Researcher
ISSN 2219-8229

Volume: 53;
Issue: 6-2;
Start page: 1772;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: cold war | Western films | screen | image of Russia | USA | ideological confrontation | media studies | film studies | spy | enemy

This article included the analysis of evolution Russian image representation on the Western (USA, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Italy) screen - of the period of ideological confrontation (1946-1991): ideological and social trends, myths, stereotypes, illusions, classification of the contents’ models and modifications of genres. The main conclusion: the image of Russia in the majority of the Western fiction films of 1946-1991 is treated as an image of something “enemy”, “alien”, “different”, often hostile…
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