Main Themes and Characters of the 1990s in the Cover Versions of Soviet Songs
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- Soviet culture, popular music, Soviet variety art, television, body culture studies, “Old Songs About the Most Important Things”, the nineties, recycling, nostalgia, film music, music clips, harem, gangsters
The article investigates the aspects of recycling of the Soviet culture drawing on the example of a music TV show “Stariye pesni o glavnom” (“Old Songs About the Most Important Things”). It is traceable that there are main themes that are peculiar to the Russian reality of the 1990s and that are used in the reconstruction of the Soviet era both intentionally and spontaneously. The primary focus is on the features of body discourse, which becomes more and more explicit with each episode and, therefore, diverges from the canons of Soviet morality. This trend of bodily liberation reached its peak when the motif of harem was included in the narrative in the third episode. Another curious feature of the time is gangster characters who “wandered” from episode to episode, disguised in one way or another. The show romanticised the gangsters’ image, and the criminal world of the 1990s got its “pedigree” represented by charming, charismatic characters.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhurkova Daria PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - Main Themes and Characters of the 1990s in the Cover Versions of Soviet Songs BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 125 EP - 131 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.023 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.023 ID - Daria2020 ER -