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Vol 3
 Issue 10 
29 Sept

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Goran Paskaljevic's Bure baruta (The Powder Keg, 1999)E-BOOK
The Celluloid Tinderbox
Yugoslav screen reflections
of a turbulent decade

Kinoeye now hosts this PDF e-book on Yugoslav film in the 1990s, edited by Andrew James Horton and with an introduction by Dina Iordanova. Included are essays covering internationally famous films, such as Kusturica's Podzemlje (Underground), Dragojević's Lepa selo, lepo gore (Pretty Village, Prety Flame) and Paskaljević's Bure baruta (Cabaret Balkan), and lesser-known pot-boilers.

The book

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I. Introduction
by Dina Iordanova

II. Who Will Take the Blame?
How to make an audience grateful for a family massacre

by Peter Krasztev

III. Critical Mush
The South Bank Show gives Emir Kusturica an easy ride

by Andrew James Horton

IV. "Showtime Brothers!"
A vision of the Bosnian war: Srđan Dragojević's Lepa selo, lepo gore

by Igor Krstić

V. An Aesthetic of Chaos
The blurring of political subtexts in film depictions of the Bosnian war

by Benjamin Halligan

VI. Serbia's Wound Culture
Teenage killers in Milošević's Serbia: Srđan Dragojević's Rane

by Igor Krstić

VII. Vignettes of Violence
Some recent Serbian screen attitudes

by Andrew James Horton

Andrew James Horton

Andrew James HortonAndrew James Horton is Editor-in-Chief of Kinoeye and was the founding Culture Editor of Central Europe Review, on whose advisory board he now sits. He also writes on central European culture for other journals, is Associate Editor of Moveast and has edited the e-book The Celluloid Tinderbox.

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