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The czechoslovakien prohibited films of the 1960's era as a reflection of the political situation of the time.
Nevolová, Zuzana ; Novotný, David Jan (advisor) ; Bednařík, Petr (referee)
The main focus and aim of this bachelors thesis was to determine, whether Czechoslovak prohibited films, which were made during the 1960's era and suppressed during the era of normalization, truly reflect the political situation of the communist regime (not only in their contents, but also in the approach the media of the time took towards the unwanted films) and whether those filmworks could serve as an unwanted commentary of the time. The theoretical part of this thesis therefore determines the context of the politics and media of the time, puts an emphasis on the censorship practice and the evolution of czech film history during the communist era. The analytical section concerns itself with the chosen prohibited films (Den sedmý, osmá noc (The Seventh Day, the Eight Night), Kladivo na čarodějnice (The Witch Hunt), Skřivánci na niti (Larks on a String), Smuteční slavnost (Funeral Ceremonies), Všichni dobří rodáci (All My Compatriots), Ucho (The Ear) and Žert (The Joke)). The cinematography and the contents of these films are analysed, as well as the references to the communist era. The particular way of suppression of the films and the filmmakers is also established. This thesis comes to a conclusion that the chosen forbidden films truly reflect the situation of the time and even some particular...

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