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[Mar. 6th, 2006|03:24 am]
Nate Bunnyfield
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Sandwiches That You Will Like
Born Into Brothels
The General
Battleship Potemkin

Ivan the Terrible
Black Adder (everything)
The Last Laugh
The IT Crowd

The Notebook
Alexander Nevsky

From: natebunnyfield
2006-03-07 05:24 pm (UTC)

Ivan the Terrible was pretty amazing.

So when did you watch all this Russian cinema?
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[User Picture]From: apocalypselater
2006-03-07 06:13 pm (UTC)
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.
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From: natebunnyfield
2006-03-07 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay!

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.
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[User Picture]From: apocalypselater
2006-03-07 11:17 pm (UTC)

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.
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[User Picture]From: apocalypselater
2006-03-07 11:18 pm (UTC)
Tarkovsky is definitely the giant in Russian film after the golden age.
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