Center and Periphery: Or How Karel Vachek Formed a New Government

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Eastern European Cinemas
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781444337259
StatePublished - Oct 16 2012


  • Center and periphery, "dignity" corresponding with Vachek's "centeredness"
  • Films of the Tetralogy, individual and "centeredness"
  • New Hyperion, Czechoslovak elections and the Tetralogy itself
  • New Hyperion, of political reversal that Tetralogy captures
  • New Hyperion, politicians promising a new, open, form of governance
  • Tetralogy's proximity to fiction, Vachek's relationship to his subjects
  • The Tetralogy's second society, "peripheral" in communist Czechoslovakia
  • Vachek's films straddling generic boundaries, cinéma vérité style
  • Vachek's on the forming of a new government, historical/spatial redefinitions
  • Vachek's, the Tetralogy interrogating the Czech periphery

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