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Cold War II: Hollywood's Renewed Obsession with Russia

Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad


Today, Hollywood cinema has made a striking turn regarding its portrayals of Russians, returning to the images of the Cold War. To explore the reasons for this sudden renewed interest in the Cold War, this book examines, among others, Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (2015), Ethan Coen and Joel Coen’s Hail, Caesar! (2016), David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde (2017), Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water (2017), Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther (2018), and Francis Lawrence’s Red Sparrow (2018), as well as such TV shows as Comrade Detective (2017) and The A ... More

Keywords: Hollywood’s Cold War cinema, National identity, Patriotism, Corruption, Russia and the United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496831095
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496831095.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad, editor
University of Vienna

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Front Matter


Tatiana Prorokova-Konrad

Part IEnduring Clichés

The Warm Glow of Cold War Nostalgia

Vesta Silva & Jon Wiebel

Part IINew Aesthetics of the Old Past

The Coldest City

Ian Scott

Part IIIOf Patriotism, Corruption, and Otherness

Red Sparrow

Donna A. Gessell