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1 POP CULTURE, TV AND FILM IN THE LATE 80S AND 90S

2 SOVIET TELEVISION & FILM No commercial announcements on TV or radio Carefully filtered and approved programs and information High culture: ballet, theatre, film, documentaries Stiff, formal concerts with old performers

3 THE NEW FREEDOMS OF GLASNOST Freedom from Socialist Realism Tendency to shock and scandalize Raw language (mat), scandalous sex scenes Pop and rock assimilates all kinds of influences from Western music

4 FILM DEVELOPMENTS Influenced by imported cassettes: Chernukha (black film) Pornukha (porno) Mokrukha (blood and guts) Triller (Thriller)

5 Film: Chernukha Shows the seamy side of life: sex, alcoholism, brawls, prostitution Ironical humour No happy end InterdevochkaInterdevochka (1989) Taxi Blues Taxi Blues (1990)

6 TV COMES TO LIFE PERESTROIKA AND GLASNOST ON THE TELLY

7 VZGLIADVZGLIAD (LOOK) Friday evening youth program created on the 1987 decision of Central Committee of the CPSU (first suggested by Aleksandr Yakovlev) First program on 2 October 1987 on Central Television, later Channel One 26 December 1990 program stopped because it discussed Shevardnadzes resignation

8 The medium is the message News and entertainment program that played off the personalities of the presenters: Oleg Vakulovsky, Dmitry Zakharov, Vlad Listyev, Aleksandr Liubimov Called The Beatles of Perestroika Expressed the desire for change among the young Did special edition of their program on August 23 rd after the Putsch.

9 January 1995 Listyev became director of ORT (Channel One) Struggle develops to control advertising revenue 1 March 1995 Listyev murdered entering his apt. building VLAD LISTYEV

10 600 SECONDS600 SECONDS ( ) Fast-paced sensationalist news program out of Leningrad directed and presented by Aleksandr Nevzorov Began as a use of tv to criticize bureaucrats, becomes more and more on side of conservatives, against reforms, independence of Baltic republics Nevzorov makes film Nashi in praise of the special forces sent to Lithuania in 1991

11 Simplemente Maria Simplemente Maria (1989) Fascinated Russians dropped everything to watch… MEXICAN SOAPS

12 A pyramid scheme created by Sergei Mavrodi in 1994 Brilliant tv commercials MMM AND THE POWER OF TELEVISION

13 POP MUSIC: SURVIVORS AND NEWCOMERS Estrada: the Queen Alla Pugacheva Rock: Time Machine, DDT, Aquarium, Liube Popsa: new commercial artists: Filip Kirkorov

14 1983 song of the the year: A Million Crimson RosesA Million Crimson Roses MaryMary(1995) Mal-po-malu (Little by Little 1998)Mal-po-malu ALLA PUGACHEVA (1949-)

15 One-time husband of Alla Pugacheva Superpop Edinstvennaya (My one and only) FILIP KIRKOROV

16 Leader: Andrei Makarevich MarionetkiMarionetki (1992) Povorot (The Bend, Red Square concert 1994) *Mashina vremeni ABOVE GROUND: TIME MACHINE*

17 Group formed in 1989 Nationalist and military thematics and appeal Extremely popular among a certain demographic The Birches a perfect expression of Putins Russia KombatKombat (1996) There beyond the mists Quit fooling around, America! The Birches LYUBE


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