||[Mar. 6th, 2006|03:24 am]
Sandwiches That You Will Like
Born Into Brothels
Ivan the Terrible
Black Adder (everything)
The Last Laugh
The IT Crowd
Ivan the Terrible was pretty amazing.
So when did you watch all this Russian cinema?
Russian film is my area of knowledge. I was a Russian major. I watched a lot of Russian films when I studied in Russia.
I watched the most when I took a course in Russian film, taught by a notable Russian film and theater expert, who also co-taught my seminar.
My professor was impressed with how much I had seen. I had already been running a Russian film series. By the end of my senior year, I was showing two Russian films a week.
In the Russian film course, we watched Battleship Potemkin, Que Viva Mexica and Alexander Nevsky. and we watched Ivan the Terrible in a Russian history course. I accidentally watched part two before part one.
This is what I suspected.
Well, I am watching old Russian cinema as background for my soundtrack project on a Fischer vs Spassky game.
It hasn't gotten very far, but the absolute highpoint has been The Sacrifice. That was just such a damn amazing and literally uncompromising film.
I haven't seen the sacrifice. I've seen several Tarkovsky films, and I do want to see them all.
I haven't yet seen any from the period when he had moved to Sweden.
Tarkovsky is definitely the giant in Russian film after the golden age.