Russian and Soviet Cinema

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The purpose of this guide is to facilitate researching Russian and Soviet cinema in the variety of online and printed resources at University of California, Berkeley Library. The guide contains a large selection of databases, books, and reference materials. This guide is work in progress and please feel free to contact me if you have any comments or suggestions using the contact information in my profile box.

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Dzhiga Vertov

Дзи́га Ве́ртов (при рождении Давид А́белевич Ка́уфман, впоследствии известен также как Денис Абрамович и Денис Аркадьевич Кауфман; 1895/1896—1954) — советский кинорежиссёр, один из основателей и теоретиков документального кино. Обогатил кинематограф множеством операторских приёмов и техник, включая методику «скрытая камера»[1]. Его фильм «Человек с киноаппаратом» (1929) часто называют величайшим из всех документальных фильмов в истории.

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http://www.vertov.ru/Dziga_Vertov

http://www.cinemetrics.lv/movie.php?movie_ID=2810

http://goo.gl/jsQH3 

Source: Материал из Википедии


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Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (23 January 1898 – 11 February 1948), né Eizenshtein, was a pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the "Father of Montage". He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1924), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1927), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). (source: wikimaterials).


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First short film shot by Sergei Eisenstein. 5 minutes (1923)


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The Battleship Potemkin (Russian: Броненосец «Потёмкин») (1925, Russia)


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Бежин луг (Bezhin Meadow): 1937


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Иван Грозный (Ivan the Terrible): 1944


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Que viva Mexico!

Lev Kuleshov

Лев Влади́мирович Кулешо́в (1899—1970) — советский кинорежиссёр, теоретик кино. Народный артист РСФСР.

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http://goo.gl/191Sh

http://goo.gl/ID0QL 


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The Great Consoler (Russian: Великий утешитель, translit. Velikiy uteshitel) is a 1933 drama film directed by Lev Kuleshov and starring Konstantin Khokhlov.

Эсфирь Шуб (Esfir Shub)

Esther Shub was born on March 3, 1894 in the Chernigovsky District of the Ukraine, and moved to Moscow as a student. There, she became part of the artistic avant-garde, and soon turned her talents to film. According to Graham Roberts in History Today, she later wrote in her memoirs that she saw film as "a method of expressing all that the Great October Revolution had brought," and noted that for her country, "A new life was beginning." A few years before, the bloody upheaval of the Russian Revolution had resulted in the Soviet takeover of the country, and many people were filled with ideological optimism about the new government. Shub applied several times for a job in film, and was refused several times, but she persisted. Eventually she was accepted for a job in the film section of the Commissariat of the Enlightenment.
Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/esther-shub#ixzz29ChHyDiq

Esther Shub was born on March 3, 1894 in the Chernigovsky District of the Ukraine, and moved to Moscow as a student. There, she became part of the artistic avant-garde, and soon turned her talents to film. According to Graham Roberts in History Today, she later wrote in her memoirs that she saw film as "a method of expressing all that the Great October Revolution had brought," and noted that for her country, "A new life was beginning." A few years before, the bloody upheaval of the Russian Revolution had resulted in the Soviet takeover of the country, and many people were filled with ideological optimism about the new government. Shub applied several times for a job in film, and was refused several times, but she persisted. Eventually she was accepted for a job in the film section of the Commissariat of the Enlightenment.
Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/esther-shub#ixzz29ChHyDiq

 


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Режиссер: Эсфирь Шуб, 1927 Документальный советский фильм.


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A documentary film about the Spanish Civil War 1936-39, Guerra Civil Española, by Esfir (Esther) Shub, Roman Karmen and Spanish Republican cameramen.


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Документальный фильм о гражданской войне в Испании 1936-39 Эсфири Шуб, Романа Кармена и испанских республиканских кинооператоров.

Films of Kira Muratova

Source: http://kira-muratova.narod.ru/


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Selected Primary Sources at UC Berkeley Library

Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings

Materials about Russian cinema can be found in Oskicat or Melvyl by doing a subject search using the following headings

Cinematography -- Soviet Union -- History -- Sources.

Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- History -- Sources.

Motion Pictures—Russia

Motion Pictures—Soviet

Motion Pictures—Russia (Federation)

Selected Films at Pacific Film Archive

Selected Books on Russian and Soviet Cinema


Savage junctures : Sergei Eisenstein and the shape of thinking / Anne Nesbet. Read at Google Read at Google

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The man with the movie camera
Author: Roberts, Graham, 1957-
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A history of Russian cinema Read at Google Read at Google


Early cinema in Russia and its cultural reception Read at Google Read at Google


The red screen [electronic resource] : politics, society, art in Soviet cinema / edited by Anna Lawton.


In excess [electronic resource] : Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico / Masha Salazkina. Read at Google Read at Google


Aktery Rossiiskogo kino 1986-2011: Biofil`mograficheskii Read at Google Read at Google


История отечественного кино : хрестоматия / [отв. редактор А.С. Трошин]. Read at Google Read at Google


The Film factory : Russian and Soviet cinema in documents / edited and translated by Richard Taylor ; co-edited with an introduction by Ian Christie. Read at Google Read at Google


Историческая рецепция кино : кинематограф в России, 1896-1930. Read at Google Read at Google


Russia on reels : the Russian idea in post-Soviet cinema Read at Google Read at Google

Selected Film Posters (Fair academic use only)

a film poster! A poster of "Que Viva Mexico!" by Sergei Eisenstein

Film poster for Battleship Potemkin Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin (a Romanian poster)

Veselaia Kanareika

Odinnadtsatyi

Soviet Cinema RSS Feed

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Selected online journals

Selected journal articles

Mosfilm on YouTube

Mosfilm is a film studio often described as the largest and oldest in Russia and in Europe. Its output includes most of the more widely-acclaimed Soviet-era films, ranging from works by Tarkovsky and Eisenstein, to Red Westerns, to the Akira Kurosawa co-production and the epic Война и Мир / War and Peace. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCxQThQOtbk6M)


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Battleship Potemkin


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Да здравствует Мексика!=¡Que viva México! (1930)By Sergei M. Eisenstein

Ukrainian film studio VUFKU


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The Man With The Movie Camera:Dziga Vertov (1929)

Lenfilm on YouTube

The facilities and land of the Leningrad film studio were nationalized in 1918 and it was established as a Soviet State-funded film industry. Within just a few years it bore several different names, such as "Petrograd Cinema Committee" and "SevZapKino" among various others. In 1923 the nationalized Aquarium garden was merged with "SevZapKino" and several smaller studios to form the Soviet State-controlled film industry in St. Petersburg. During 1924 - 1926 it was temporarily named Leningrad Film Factory Goskino and eventually changed its name several times during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1934 it was named Lenfilm (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenfilm)


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Chapaev (1934) by Vasil'ev brothers (Братья Васильевы)


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The General Line(1929)- Eisenstein


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Days of Eclipse (1988)-Sokurov


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Sto za odnogo (1941)


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Человек - амфибия (1962). a trailer.

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