Kuleshov Experiment exists on film

Delin, Peter (delin@zlb.de)
Tue, 22 Oct 2002 07:45:33 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Christopher,

following the complete thread of the cited news group
(first link in my last mail) I found this answer from film restauration
expert David Shepard:

"The Kuleshov film experiments are not on video but they indeed do
exist. Kuleshov's daughter brought the 35mm film to the silent film
festival at Pordenone, Italy, where several hundred people including
myself were privileged to see it.

However, the footage we saw (which is described by Kuleshov in his
autobiography "The Art of Cinema (My Experience) does not have Mozzhukin
in it, but rather Khoklova (Mrs. Kuleshov) and Prince Obolensky.

Kuleshov is a most interesting and lucid author. There are a couple of
collections of his work in English but the one I'd recommend is "Fifty
Years in Films" (Raduga Publishers, 1987). Despite the book being
printed in
Moscow there seems to be a moderate number of copies around.

David Shepard"

With kind regards
Peter Delin

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