Unformatted text preview: Leyda writes, “ Father Sergius was finished before October, but for some reason it was not shown until 1918, months after its producer had fled south with his company. Perhaps the Provisional Government’s censor hesitated to expose a nervous public to such a frank denunciation of the official church.” 8 With the new government in place, new statements could be made in the cinema, but different levels of censorship were also being implemented. Almost immediately after the October revolution, the Bolsheviks gave film an important role in the new society. In Alice Trembour’s words, “Soviet cinema would assist in educating and agitating the Russian people to become the builders of a 7 Zorkaya, 24-25. 8 Leyda, 108. 10...
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- Fall '13
- Literature, Father Sergius, Early Soviet Film