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Proles of the Round Table

Nov 1, 2018

Have you ever wondered where the montage came from? Do you enjoy hearing Ethan plug theatre in an episode about cinema? Do you never tire of hearing Justin defend Stalin even when he clearly did some things wrong? Then you will LOVE this raucous and informative episode on the history of film and cinema within the Soviet Union (and a bit before)!


*CORRECTION* While Prussia was a principality in the HRE, Prussia was never part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Our bad!

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 Outro Music: "At Dawn" by Alyens

Sources/Suggested Reading/Viewing:

Further reading:

Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film, Jay Leyda

The Red Screen: Politics, Society, Art in Soviet Cinema, ed. Anna Lawton

Ways of Seeing, John Berger

Directory of World Cinema: Russia, Birgit Beumers

Film viewing:

Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein (1925)

Man With A Movie Camera, Dziga Vertov (1929)

October: Ten Day That Shook The World, Sergei Eisenstein (1928)

Volga-Volga, Grigori Aleksandrov (1938)

Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky (1972)

Moscow Doesn't Believe In Tears, Vladimir Menshov (1980)