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There are 13 item(s) tagged with the keyword "film".

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1. Confronting Amnesia: Frozen Memories of the Russian Gulag

This gripping documentary draws a straight line from the Great Terror unleashed by Joseph Stalin from 1929 until his death in 1953 to the current desire to cover over and forget this monumental abuse of human rights.

Tags: film, gulag
2. Lions and Lawyers and Baba Yaga, Oh My!

Ice Age lions thaw out, fairytale heroes meet social media, and foreign news needs a new passport. Plus, all about Russian art in less than 30 minutes. 

Tags: foreign agent, art, film, Yakutia, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
3. Evil Clowns, Ballerinas, and Other Movie Monsters

Clown horror is horrid for clowns, a ballet scandal on the silver screen, and a pack of protesting porkers. 

Tags: film, ballet, clowns, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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

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