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‘Optimism against all odds’: Polish national identity in war films of Jerzy Passendorfer

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Using archival sources, movie reviews, secondary sources and films, this chapter examines the cinema of Jerzy Passendorfer, the founding father of action movies genre in People’s Poland, but also the staunch supporter of Władysław Gomułka’s ‘Polish road to Socialism’ and General Mieczysław Moczar’s ultranationalist faction of the Partisans in the Polish United Workers’ Party. It demonstrates how Passendorfer’s blend of mainstream cinema and propaganda legitimized the party state and contribut...

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Peer reviewed

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10.11649/sn.1343

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Publisher:
Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
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Volume:
49
Article number:
1343
Publication date:
2017-12-20
Acceptance date:
2016-09-03
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2392-2427
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pubs:657560
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uuid:661d1ca5-89f7-4898-8d03-bb1ce75f7d8f
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pubs:657560
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657560
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2016-11-22

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