heinee14212 (film, music, literature) 17

heinee14212 (film, music, literature) 17 - premiere of a...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter One – Russian and Soviet Cinema The history of Soviet cinema in general is more detailed than the history of Soviet cinematic music. Soviet cinema has its origins in Russian cinema, but the ideology surrounding Soviet cinema is much different than that of Russian cinema prior to the Revolution of 1917. The first film shown through a projector in Russia was made by the Lumière Brothers and shown at the “Aquarium” summer theatre in St. Petersburg on May 4, 1896. 1 On May 19, the Lumiere organization opened the first Russian theatre on Nevsky Prospekt, a main street in Petersburg. 2 In the same month as that film’s premiere, cameramen from the Lumière organization came to Russia to film. 3 Thus, the beginnings of Russian cinema are almost as early as the conventionally cited “birth” of the cinema itself, December 28, 1895 (the Paris
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: premiere of a film made by the Lumière brothers). “There had been constant Franco-Russian cultural exchange ever since the reign of Catherine the Great…The Franco-Russian exchange had worked both ways. Turgenev had introduced modern Russian novelists to France: they had been enthusiastically accepted by the French reading public.” 4 This quote points to the free movement of cultural ideas between the two countries. As another example, 1 Jay Leyda, Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film , 3d ed., (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983), 17. 2 Ibid. 3 Neya Zorkaya, The Illustrated History of the Soviet Cinema , (New York: Hippocrene Books, 1989), 12. 4 Leyda, 37. 8...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern