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.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Martin Frič Otakar Vávra Alfred Radok Jiří Weiss Jiří Krejčík Miroslav Hubáček Zbyněk Brynych Ladislav Helge Vojtěch Jasny Karel Kachyňa Václav Krška Oldřich Daněk František Vláčil Stanislav Barabáš Peter Solan Štefan Uher Jaromil Jireš Miloš Forman Věra Chytilová Jaroslav Kučera Evald Schorm Ester Krumbachová Jan Němec Jiří Menzel Pavel Juráček Jan Schmidt Hynek Bočan Jaroslav Papoušek Juraj Jakubisko Elo Havetta Ivan Passar Jan Kadár; Conclusion; Filmography; Index of Names; Index of Films