The Influence of Soviet Films on Chinese Films in the 17-Year Period: An Analysis of the Film Zhang Ga the Soldier Boy
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Film studies
17-year period



Submitted : 2024-02-11
Accepted : 2024-02-26
Published : 2024-03-12


This paper presents a case study of the film Zhang Ga the Soldier Boy, focusing on how films released during
the 17-year period are influenced by the theory of Soviet montage. A comparative analysis was carried out on four elements of the movie: Close-up shots, low/high-angle shots, shots of the Masses, and three montages of Pudovkin (metaphorical montage, contrast montage, and repeating montage). By comparing the similar social backgrounds and film techniques between Chinese and Soviet films, this paper aims to provide references for future film studies, especially the relationship between montage and politics.


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