ABSTRACT

First published in 1974, this book collects interviews with leading Czechslovak filmmakers conducted mostly between 1967 and 1969. This was a period of immense upheaval beginning with the attack of the Czechoslovak establishment on the Union of Writers in 1967, continuing through the liberalisation of the Prague Spring in January 1968 and ended with the Soviet invasion in August and subsequent ‘Normalization’ process in April 1969. It records the testimony of several generations of filmmakers and their attempts to answer the questions about the purpose and meaning of film before and during this period. This book will be of interest to students of film and cultural history.

chapter |10 pages

Introduction

chapter |10 pages

Martin Frič

chapter |14 pages

Otakar Vávra

chapter |18 pages

Alfred Radok

chapter |30 pages

Jiřf Weiss

chapter |10 pages

Jiřf Krejčík

chapter |10 pages

Miroslav Hubáček

chapter |8 pages

Zbynĕk Brynych

chapter |12 pages

Ladislav Helge

chapter |16 pages

Vojtĕch Jasny

chapter |10 pages

Karel Kachyňa

chapter |8 pages

Václav Krška

chapter |12 pages

Oldřich Danĕk

chapter |12 pages

František Vlačil

chapter |10 pages

Stanislav Barabáš

chapter |10 pages

Peter Solan

chapter |12 pages

Štefan Uher

chapter |8 pages

Jaromil Jireš

chapter |18 pages

Miloš Forman

chapter |10 pages

Vĕra Chytilová

chapter |8 pages

Jaroslav Kučera

chapter |12 pages

Evald Schorm

chapter |14 pages

Ester Krumbachová

chapter |12 pages

Jan Nĕmec

chapter |14 pages

Jiřr Menzel

chapter |12 pages

Pavel Juráček

chapter |10 pages

Jan Schmidt

chapter |12 pages

Hynek Bočan

chapter |10 pages

Jaroslav Papoušek

chapter |12 pages

Juraj Jakubisko

chapter |8 pages

Elo Havetta

chapter |20 pages

Ivan Passer

chapter |34 pages

Jan Kadár

chapter |2 pages

Conclusion

chapter |46 pages

Filmography