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11. 7 Banned Films from the 1960s

Where we discuss seven outstanding Soviet movies from the 1960s dealing with rural Russia, humaneness, and the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution that, instead of contributing to the revolution’s legacy, gathered dust for decades.

Tags: cinematography, 1960s, film
By Oleg Koronny and Leonid Marantidi
12. World War II in Russian Memory

June 22nd, as any student of Soviet history knows, is the day remembered in the official histories as the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Recent TV productions have sought to keep the state sanctioned view of the war alive in popular memory.

Tags: war, world war ii, stalin, film
By Nina Shevchuk-Murray
13. Socialist Realism and Potatoes: The Dmitry Furmanov Story

Writer and commissar Dmitry Furmanov died 90 years ago. If you don’t recognize his name, it may be because he’s better known for his character Vasily Ivanovich Chapayev, a Red Army commander who achieved victory via potatoes. 

Tags: 1934, russia, civil war, russian civil war, film, movies, stalin, chapaev, furmanov, 1923, potatoes, history, military
By Alice E.M. Underwood
14. The Force is Strong There

There are some fascinating hidden connections between Star Wars (the movie) and Russia. Let's explore them, shall we?

 

Tags: Star Wars, movies, film
By Mariana Noble
15. War, Peace and Cable

On Monday, January 18, a new BBC six-part miniseries of Lev Tolstoy's War and Peace comes to American television. Here's your crib sheet.

Tags: Tolstoy, war and peace, television, movies, film, literature, war
By Paul E. Richardson
16. Decoding Leviathan

Leviathan is not, as virtually every mainstream critic has presumed, “anti-Russian.” I watched the movie resolutely prepared to intensely dislike it. I fully believed it would shamelessly pander to an American public eager to see a film that demonized Putin and made the country seem like a hellish landscape of unsalvageable bleakness. But that was not at all the case. 

Tags: leviathan, film, oscars, zvyagintsev
By Diana Bruk
17. The One and Only Chapayev

When battling the White Army in 1919, Vasily Ivanovich Chapayev had no idea he would one day become the hero of one of Soviet film's greatest works.

Tags: 1934, russia, civil war, russian civil war, film, movies, boris babochkin, stalin, chapaev
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
18. The Many Homelands of Sergei Parajanov

Start with an Armenian base, drop in some Tbilisi, some Moscow, some Kiev, stir in amazing cinematography and strong political convictions, season with a Siberian labor camp – and voila! You're getting close to the legendary filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.

Tags: film, ussr, soviet union, sergei parajanov, traditions, cinema, dissidence
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
19. Lyubov Orlova

Lyubov Petrova Orlova was born January 29, 1902 and became the first Soviet movie star and sex symbol. She was also Stalin’s favorite film actress and a highly gifted singer. This is an extended biography of the artist (an abridged version ran in the JanFeb 2012 issue of Russian Life).

Tags: orlova, film, cinema, alexandrov, stalin, volga-volga, jolly fellows
By Lada Bakal
20. Must See Films, Must Read Fiction

In our 100th issue, we have a long feature, "100 Things Everyone Should Know About Russia," with loads of factoids, notes, lists and essays. We figured our list of the "must read" fiction and "must see" movies would be a bit contentious (and certainly foreshortened). So we are posting the lists here for reader comment and supplementation...

Tags: film, fiction, literature, books, movies, arts
By Paul E. Richardson

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