publication . Article . 2013

The (Restored) Practice of DEFA Co-productions with the“Normalized” Czechoslovak Film Studio in the 1970s

Skopal, Pavel;
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  • Published: 13 Jan 2013 Journal: Images. The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication, volume 13, page 189 (issn: 1731-450X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan
  • Country: Poland
Abstract
After four co-productions which the East German and Czech studios made from 1957 to 1965, a five-year hiatus in DEFA-Barrandov co-productions took place. During the Czechoslovak New Wave era, the Czech filmmakers gave DEFA the cold shoulder. But the process of “normalisation” that took place after the August 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia put both the regimes and the film industry structures back in sync. While the end of independent production groups at DEFA and Barrandov damaged the creative environment and the quality of productions as a whole, it also had an unforeseeable effect: the revival of DEFA-Barrandov co-productions. On the German side, ...
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free text keywords: Co-productions, Eastern Bloc cinema, film produciton, DEFA studios, Barrandov studios, children movies, koprodukcje, kino w bloku wschodnim, produkcja filmowa, DEFA, Barrandov, film dla dzieci, Warsaw pact, Harmonization, History, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Czech, language.human_language, language, Visual arts, Media studies, German, Studio, Film industry, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2013

The (Restored) Practice of DEFA Co-productions with the“Normalized” Czechoslovak Film Studio in the 1970s

Skopal, Pavel;