Development of the adventure genre in Ukrainian cinema in the second half of the twenties of the twentieth century

Oleksandr Bezruchko

Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Kyiv.

ORCID ID 0000-0001-8360-9388

Volodymyr Myslavskyi

Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Kharkiv.

ORCID ID 0000-0003-0339-1820

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37627/2311-9489-21-2022-1.159-167

Keywords: twenties, twentieth century, Ukraine, history of cinema, adventure genre, All-Ukrainian Cinema and Photo Administration.

Abstract. Our research is based on a wide range of little-known publications in the Ukrainian and Russian periodicals 1922–1930. In this article we analyze the development of the adventure genre in Ukrainian cinema in the second half of the twenties of the twentieth century. Winners define history. The making of adventure films about the Civil War (Soviet-Ukrainian war (1917–1921)) in Ukraine by specialists of the All-Ukrainian Cinema and Photo Administration was associated with the persistent attempts of the Soviet government to rewrite the real history of the struggle of the Ukrainian people for the desired independence and their own statehood in 1917–1921 into a falsified “film history”. However, these films were made mainly according to the simplified scheme of the popular at that time “kinoagitka” (propaganda films), where there were schematic “white”, “red”, “green”, Makhnovists, white rear, red underground, struggle and victory.

Authors Biography.

Oleksandr Bezruchko, Doctor of art studies, professor, professor of the department of cinematographic arts television, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Kyiv.

oleksandr_bezruchko@ukr.net

Volodymyr Myslavskyi, Doctor of art studies, associate professor of the department of television, Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Kharkiv.

cinema2@i.ua

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Published:

Vol 21 No 1 (2022).

Section: APPLIED CULTURAL STUDIES AND CULTURAL PRACTICES.