By Ewa Mazierska
Ewa Mazierska has set herself an bold activity with this her new good researched book...[Her] research excels within the breadth of its comparability of Czech and varnish films...The quantity additionally makes a useful contribution to the research of ways Socialist Realism used to be applied in Czech and varnish cinema." . Slavonic and East ecu overview
"Offering an exceptional evaluate of masculinity - in dating to warfare, fatherhood, love, and homosexuality - in Polish, Czech, and Slovak movie this available hugely interpretive paintings addresses a couple of movies after which makes an attempt to contextualize their that means in a bigger framework...One of the best strengths of this paintings is its old grounding... The author's refined realizing of bigger mental forces at paintings ... make this a dynamic, enticing research. a useful source for college kids of central/eastern ecu movie stories and gender studies." . Choice
..".This is an clever and insighful research of masculinities in 3 precise and artistically shiny jap ecu countries. And whereas the writer admits to trating purely decide upon motion pictures, the breadth of flicks coated is however impressive." . Slavic and East eu Journal
Gender, particularly masculinity, is a viewpoint hardly ever utilized in discourses on cinema of Eastern/Central Europe. Masculinities in Polish, Czech and Slovak Cinema exposes an English-speaking viewers to a wide percentage of this region's cinema that in the past remained unknown, concentrating on the connection among illustration of masculinity and nationality within the movies of 2 and later 3 nations: Poland, Czechoslovakia/the Czech Republic and Slovakia. the target of the booklet is to debate the most varieties of males populating Polish, Czech and Slovak movies: that of soldier, father, heterosexual and gay lover, opposed to a wealthy political, social and cultural heritage. Czech, Slovak and varnish cinema seem to supply first-class fabric for comparability as they have been produced in neighbouring international locations which for over 40 years continued an identical political approach - nation socialism.
Ewa Mazierska is Professor of up to date Cinema, division of Humanities, college of principal Lancashire. Her guides contain quite a few articles in Polish and English and several other books, equivalent to Roman Polanski: The Cinema of a Cultural Traveller (I.B. Tauris, 2007), Women in Polish Cinema (Berghahn, 2006) (co-authored with Elzbieta Ostrowska), Dreams and Diaries: The Cinema of Nanni Moretti (Wallflower Press, London, 2004) and From Moscow to Madrid: Postmodern Cities, European Cinema (IB Tauris, 2003, London) (both co-authored with Laura Rascaroli). She additionally co-edited Relocating Britishness (MUP, 2004). Her newest identify is Jerzy Skolimowski: The Cinema of a Nonconformist (Berghahn, 2010)