The development of sound technology in the Soviet film industry during the first Five-Year Plan

  title={The development of sound technology in the Soviet film industry during the first Five-Year Plan},
  author={Vincent Bohlinger},
  journal={Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema},
  pages={189 - 205}
  • Vincent Bohlinger
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Economics
  • Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema
ABSTRACT The Soviet film industry's conversion to sound-film production was initiated during the first Five-Year Plan, when the Soviet Union engaged in an ambitious economic agenda of rapid growth across all its industries. The rhetoric promoting such policies was oriented pointedly towards the West, and western capitalist countries were seen as the standard bearers of greater economic output that Soviet industries were charged to catch up with and surpass. Although overall improvement and… 
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