heinee14212 (film, music, literature) 19

heinee14212 (film, music, literature) 19 - Leyda writes “...

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Early Soviet Film: “Silent” and Sound “Soviet” film, properly, does not begin until 1917, and even more specifically, not until October of 1917. However, there were two revolutions in 1917, one in February and the other, more famous one in October. The major film that bridged the gap between the two revolutions was Father Sergius , the final film made before the October revolution, based on the Tolstoy work and directed by Yakov Protazanov. Production on the film began after the February revolution; before this time, “it was forbidden to impersonate a tsar (in this case Nicholas I) in a feature film or deal with church affairs and monastic life.” 7 The story deals with a Prince who takes a vow to become a monk because of his disgust with court and societal life.
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
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