Chpt. 5 Soviet Silent Cinema

Chpt. 5 Soviet Silent Cinema - Soviet Silent Cinema and the...

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Soviet Silent Cinema and the Theory of Montage (1917–1929) Development of the Russian Cinema o Prior to the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, Russian film industry was mainly European o 90% of films shown in Russia before World War I were imported The Bolshevik Revolution o 1917 removed the tsarist regime from power o Russian film companies worried they would be taken over by the state o Many filmmakers moved to Europe, taking their film stock and equipment with them o 1919 Communist regime led by Vladimir Il’ich Lenin nation-alized the Soviet film industry o Established a film school at Narkompros The Kuleshov Workshop o Formed in 1920 at Narkompros by Lev Kuleshov o Intended to train a new generation of actors and directors o “films without celluloid” o Experimented with editing by recutting old films o Deeply influenced by Intolerance o The Kuleshov Effect A shot has two distinct values: as a photographic image when placed in relation to other shots The Mozhukhin Experiment
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course FDM 3351 taught by Professor Kendrick during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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Chpt. 5 Soviet Silent Cinema - Soviet Silent Cinema and the...

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