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The Soviet Explosion French company named Pathé got interested in Russia Denmark was sending movies all over the world very influential films using national stories & adapting them to film adaptations of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky 1914 (WWI): supply of films from France stopped Eugen Bauer 1917: October Revolution Reds by Warren Beatty “huge light in the east” that will guide people: beginning of a new era White Russians: went to Paris & continued to make films hard to make movies without a national market August 19, 1919: Lenin nationalized all of the studios did not have film stock, electricity, cameras people who wanted to make movies where at the front making newsreels Dziga Vertov “Cinema, for us, is the most important of the arts.” –Lenin because of low literacy rates avant-garde: they would re-cut the movie because it’s all they could do theories ahead of the possibilities kino-glaz (Vertov): “cine eye” cinema should refuse actors, makeup, settings & be ruled only by the lens,
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Unformatted text preview: which is more objective than the human eye (formalists) emulates Lumiére brothers the art of putting together different realities: editing (the montage) better than reality • how do you film an emotion? why editing comes into play edited 3 shots a bowl of soup (hunger), a coffin (grief), a father & child (paternal love) represent an emotion • Sergei Eistenstein given the opportunity to commemorate the 1905 uprising: Battleship Potemkin an aborted revolution: failed right after the Russo-Japanese War the two main groups of actors are the people of Odessa & the crew no heroes: only the masses people were afraid to praise Eisenstein during the Cold War era *Kammerspiel films *Vampyr *The Last Man * The Cahimet of Fr. Caligari *The Blue Angel USSR *The Strike (Pudovkin) *The End of St. Petersburg (Pudovkin) *Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein)...
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