SO1EO4: “Hollywood vs Oppression”

In this episode:

Oana-Maria Mazilu discusses Romanian film culture in the late 20th Century with an in-depth analysis of Chuck Norris vs Communism (Ilinca Calugareanu, 2015).

Discussion:
  • Romanian cinema as a niche subject
  • The domestic reception of Chuck Norris vs Communism
  • The international audience and the novelty and familiarity of the subject
  • An analysis of the documentary form of Chuck Norris vs Communism
  • Films that were circulated as bootlegged videotapes
  • How bootlegged videotapes were discussed in Cinema
  • How people watched films before the bootlegged videotapes

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