RUSSIAN & EAST EUROPEAN FILM AFTER WORLD WAR II

Elective Courses

CIMS 165 - RUSSIAN & EAST EUROPEAN FILM AFTER WORLD WAR II

RUSS 650
401 |LEC |Vladislav Todorov |MW 2-3:30pm |WILL 220

This course presents the Russian contribution to world cinema before WWII - nationalization of the film industry in post revolutionary Russia, the creation of institutions of higher education in filmmaking, film theory, experimentation with the cinematic language, and the social and political reflex of cinema. Major themes and issues involve: the invention of montage, Kuleshov effect, the means of visual propaganda and the cinematic component to the communist cultural revolutions, party ideology and practices of social-engineering, cinematic response to the emergence of the totalitarian state. Great filmmaker and theorist in discussion include Vertov, Kuleshov, Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Medvedkin and others.

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