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Classics of early Soviet cinema [videorecording] /
Image Entertainment, inc.
imprint
Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 1966.
description
4 videodiscs (ca. 398 min.) : sd., b&w ; 12 in.
format(s)
Other
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imprint
Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 1966.
contents note
The man with the movie camera / directed by Dziga Vertov (68 min) -- Strike / directed by Sergei Eisenstein (82 min.) -- Earth / directed by Alexander Dovzhenko (69 min.) -- The end of Saint Petersburg / directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin (89 min.) -- The fall of the Romanov dynasty / directed by Esther Shub (90 min.).
local note
Man with a movie camera is packaged separately. Call number Videodisc 700063
performer
Grigori Alexandrov, Maxim Strauch, Mikhail Gomarov (2nd film); Simon Svashenko, Stephen Shkurat (3rd film); Alexis Davor, Paul Petroff (4th film).
abstract
Earth (1930): Trouble results in a Ukrainian village when a landowner refuses to hand over his land for a collective farm. Includes sequences of rustic beauty and of life and death in the Ukrainian countryside.
End of Saint Petersburg (1927): Follows a young worker and his growing dedication to the revolutionary movement in Russia in the years 1914-1917.
Fall of the Romanov dynasty (1927): A documentary portrait of the fall of the Russian Czarist regime and the rise of communist rule using clips from many films, including personal footage by the Czar's own cameramen.
Man with the movie camera (1929): A documentary without plot showing through a succession of street and interior scenes, al the tricks of which the camera is capable, creating a boldly detailed portrait of the Moscow of the 1920s.
Strike (1925): A 1912 strike of Russian factory workers is brutally put down by the authorities.
catalogue key
1142677
date/place of event
Videodisc release of motion pictures originally produced in Russia between 1925 and 1930.
technical details
Videodiscs. Extended play, side two CAV.

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