This Soviet film portrays the struggle of Prince Alexander Nevsky and the citizens of Novgorod against invasion by the knights of the Crusading Order of the Teutonic Knights, culminating in the epic battle on the ice of Lake Chudskoe (Peipius). Prince Alexander Nevsky was later canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church and became a Russian national hero. This film was produced on the eve of World War II and alludes to the threat of Nazi Germany (note the swastikas on the Catholic bishop's mitre). Its showing was suppressed during the period of German-Soviet Non-Agression pact (9/39 to 6/41), but revived after the Nazi invasion. It was directed by Sergei Eisenstein with Nikolai Cherkasov in the title role.
...another old films with great atmosphere from our controversial communistic past.
Also known as "October" and "Ten Days That Shook the World". "Fascinating Russian silent feature which is interested in the final moments of the Russian Revolution which brought the Communist to power." "October was one of two films commissioned by the Soviet government to honour the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution." One more Eisenstein's masterpiece of edition, using his theory of "intellectual montage". Directed and written by Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei M. Eisenstein, based on the book "Ten Days That Shook the World", 1927.
The mutiny by a battleship's crew and the subsequent massacre of civilians reflect the spirit of the times that would lead to the Russian Revolution. Based on the unsuccessful 1905 Russian Revolution, Sergei Eisenstein's masterpiece "Battleship Potemkin," with its massacre on the Odessa Steps sequence one of the most famous in film history, is often voted one of the ten greatest films ever made. This program includes a powerful musical score by N. Kruikov.
Very interesting material. I had already seen the Nevsky film on TV, but only heard about the others. Could those actors be any less subtle? Talk about overacting just to beat the message home. I guess that was just the style back then.
The first part of the Soviet film biography of the first Russian ruler who,offically proclaimed himself Tsar (Caesar or Emperor).
The second part - It depicts Ivan's formation of the oprichniki and his revenge upon those boyars who murdered his wife. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein and starring Nikolai Cherkassov in the title role.
An English language version of the Soviet fantasy film, "Ilya Muromets" (1956). This film was based upon the exploits of the greatest hero (bogatyr) of the Russian Byliny (epic folk ballads). As far as I know the English language version is in the public domain.
Also known as "The Man with a Movie Camera" and "The Man with a Camera". "A cameraman travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling inventiveness." A classic documentary-experiment by Dziga Vertov
A hard to find documentary about Tetris and its creator Alexey Pajitnov. Also covers the rivalaries between Nintendo and Atari and the absurdities of buying copyrights for software from a country that doesn't believe in property, much less intellectual property. Ultimately, a great documentary about a very important game.
Great find. I have been thinking for couple of months the same damn idea. Some directors and producers in RF should get a big investment from the government for an Alexandr Nevsky remake a la-Troy/Gladiator. Just take the same script as the old one but just shoot it with new actors with new effects. Make it semi commercial with lots of blood so the public will see it but include the patriotism as the old one.
Russians make very good movies – and Svolochi is for sure one of them. The action is really moving – while the viewer has a choice - to sympathize with the young criminals who seemed doomed to die or to look at them from a different perspective. Some of the boys were caught for committing crimes such as murders and they were given a chance between death and training in a military preparing them for risky missions behind the enemy lines. The movie does not do very good on the realistic scale but still seeing it is worth it as it has some quite emotional moments and the acting was pretty decent.
Post by TheGoddess on Apr 29, 2007 13:19:33 GMT -5
Wow, how come I missed this topic?
Ivan the Terrible, Part 1 and 2 (1944) The first part of the Soviet film biography of the first Russian ruler who,offically proclaimed himself Tsar (Caesar or Emperor).
I have just finished watching the first part. Ivan was so great and I really hated the traitors. The woman was beautiful and loyal. Nikolai Cherkasov's acting was fantastic. In other words, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for posting.
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