Sovietthaw - The Soviet Union, Cinema, and the...

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The Soviet Union, Cinema, and the “Thaw”
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Soviet cinema state-run since 1919 after the formation of the U.S.S.R. after the country’s Communist revolution, which took place in 1917 (October) Cinema embraced by state as a powerful tool for propaganda, for uniting country and illustrating Communist principles of revolution, collectivism, and national spirit The Soviet Union was the first to have film schools, all of which were state-run. The 1920s and 1930s were an age of internationally acclaimed Soviet cinema, led by Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Lev Kuleshov, and Vsevolod Pudovkin
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From this early phase came innovative film styles and foundational film theories, including: 1. Kuleshov Principle (prominence of viewer in making meaning from shots put together) 2. Kino Eye (camera a more powerful instrument of vision than the human eye) 3. Soviet Montage (dialectical), which called for a style of editing that created jarring clashes in rhythm and composition In keeping with the Soviet Union’s ideological
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