Tsyrkun, Nina: "Film comics in Russia and their genesis." In: Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema 7.3 (2013), S. 295–310.
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Keywords: Film, Genre, Intermediality, Russia
Collection: Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema
This article explores the sources and origins of the film comics in Russia before 1934, the year when Aleksandr Medvedkin’s Schast'e/Happiness was shot. The author argues that, even though traditionally classed as a form of the lubok, the film might be identified in a broader (universal) sense as a comic strip. This is demonstrated through an analysis of the film’s narrative, arguing that, while comics are a genre, the lubok – often defined as a ‘Russian komiks’ – is merely a style.
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