History of Russian Film*
Also listed as General Literary Studies 261. From Eisenstein to Tarkovsky and beyond. Through lecture, discussion, and film analysis, this course will examine the fascinating and controversial history of Russian film in all its genres: from pre-Revolutionary melodrama to Sergei Eisenstein’s revolutionary Battleship Potemkin; from the hilarious comedies of Stalin’s era to the coded films of the 1960s and 1970s; from Andrei Tarkovsky’s sophisticated Solaris to the daring films of the glasnost era; from chernukha (noir) films of the 1990s to contemporary cinema about the Russian mafia, New Russians and the dramatic search for a new Russian identity. Conducted in English.
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