Maya Film Notes 5 - Film Notes Soviet Montage Cinema During the first fifteen years of the cinema Russias film industry was controlled by outside

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Film Notes - Soviet Montage Cinema - During the first fifteen years of the cinema, Russia’s film industry was controlled by outside forces from France and Scandinavia. - Just as the country began to develop its own industry, it was hit by mass film shortages that affected many European countries during WWI. - Even after the war, film was difficult to find in Russia. - Despite the shortages, the Russian government, established through the October revolution of 1917, felt that film could both entertain and teach, mostly by emphasizing their new moral vales and social ideology. The Kuleshov Workshop - In 1919, two years after the revolution, a filmmaking workshop was established in the new Moscow Film School. - Run by a newsreel producer, Lev Kuleshov, the workshop had to make due with the few scraps of film they could obtain. - Shorter film strips eliminated the Soviets’ ability to produce long takes, so they decided to focus on editing rather than mise-en-scene. -
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course HISTORY 2110 taught by Professor Phoenix during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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Maya Film Notes 5 - Film Notes Soviet Montage Cinema During the first fifteen years of the cinema Russias film industry was controlled by outside

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