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Post 06 May 2004, 10:33
Is this in the right place?

What do you think are the best soviet films
I like Eisensteins

The Strike
Alexander Nevsky
Battleship Potemkin

what other soviet films are worth seeing, preferably those without too blatant a stalinist propaganada line.

john

ps oh and I like Solaris aswell
Post 06 May 2004, 10:53
Post 23 Jun 2004, 02:48
I might be mistake, but is Battleship Potemkin the black and white silent film?

If it is, that is one of the best of our time, a true masterpeice of the first people to start the revolution, muniteers of the Tsarist navy.
Post 23 Jun 2004, 04:56
One of my favourite Soviet movies is 1949 year "Fall of Berlin". It is "pure blatant warmongering Stalinist propaganda", as you say.
Post 23 Jun 2004, 07:50
I love solaris Andrej Tarkovski 1972.
Yex
Post 23 Jun 2004, 20:51
Fimbulwinter wrote:
I might be mistake, but is Battleship Potemkin the black and white silent film?

If it is, that is one of the best of our time, a true masterpeice of the first people to start the revolution, muniteers of the Tsarist navy.


Yes it is.

I like Solaris, too.
Post 16 Jul 2004, 00:44
Stalker, Moscow Doesnt Believe in Tears, Gentelmen of Udachi, Diamond Arm, With Light Steam, and Caucasus Prison.

In Russian they are Stalker, Moskva sleazam ne veret, gentrelmeni udachi, briliantovaya ruka, and slehkim parom.

Visit a Russian store these are all must haves. Moscow Doesnt Believe in Tears won an oscar for best foreign film in 1980. Please reply if you haave any questions.
Post 16 Jul 2004, 19:32
"Oktyabr", 1927 Soviet film. Released in the US as "Ten Days That Shook the World" after John Reed's great novel accounting the Russian Revolution. I have never seen it, but I hear it is excellent. I think it is also called "October."

-PDO
Post 17 Jul 2004, 00:53
you definetly need to watch "Im Westen Nix Neues" the best movie about the 2nd WW.
Post 18 Jul 2004, 05:21
Vspominanie Kharlamova its a great biography of Russia's greatest offensive player ever. We had many great players but noone like Kharlamov. It tells about his childhood, his days with the Moscow CSKA, commentary by his linemates Mihailov and Petrov, and rare footage of international games vs. Sweden and Canada. The second part of the video has the highlights of the Summit Series where the Canadiens knew they cant win. Their coach told the playes to take Kharlamov out and they injured him. Using this cowardly technique thy won. However we beat the Canandiens on many ocasions in the future. In 1981 at the Canada Cup we beat them 10-1 on their home ice.
Post 26 Jul 2004, 10:03
Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator' has a great speech at the end where he reveals quite Marxist views. Plus it takes the piss out of Hitler.
Post 12 Sep 2004, 00:01
Alexander Nevsky is a quite good soviet film, one of my favorites, and solaris is a good one too
Post 12 Sep 2004, 00:55
Sluchaj v kvadrate 36-80 (1982)
It's about an US submarine having problems with the nuclear reactor, threating to fire its missiles, and in the end it's saved by the Soviet Navy.
Post 15 Sep 2004, 03:10
That sounds like a really good one. Do you know a site where I could buy a copy comrade?
Post 20 Sep 2004, 17:35
Eisenstein:
Strike
Battleship Potemkin
October (aka 'Ten Days That Shook the World')
The General Line (aka 'The Old and the New')
Alexander Nevsky
Ivan the Terrible (parts I and II)

Pudovkin:
Mother
The End of St. Petersburg
Storm Over Asia (aka 'The Heir of Genghis Khan')

Vertov:
Kino-Eye
The Man With a Movie Camera
Enthusiasm (aka 'Symphony of the Donbass')
One Sixth of the World

Kuleshov:
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mister West in the Land of the Bolsheviks

Tarkovsky:
Ivan's Childhood
Andrei Rublev
Solaris
Mirror
Stalker
Nostaghia
The Sacrifice

Among many, many more.... Cinema (especially in the silent era) was one of the cultural glories of the Soviet Union, something that all Russians and all Communists should feel proud of.

By the way, Stalin's favourite film was 'Volga, Volga', a musical comedy directed by Alexandrov, one of Eisenstein's collaborators in the 20s. Stalin watched it so often that he knew the dialogue by heart and could recite it simultaneously with the actors. He watched it at least once a week from the time it was made until his death.
Post 20 Sep 2004, 17:43
Chernobog-13M wrote:
One of my favourite Soviet movies is 1949 year "Fall of Berlin". It is "pure blatant warmongering Stalinist propaganda", as you say.

Yes, that one is always good for a laugh.
The best scene is when Stalin flies into Berlin after the glorious victory of the Red Army and is greeted by ecstatic crowds of heroic Soviet troops, something that never actually happened. He emerges from the plane and stands at the top of the steps waving regally to them, looking like a waxwork dummy being manipulated by strings. Classic!
Post 20 Sep 2004, 23:04
Burnt by the sun....one of the saddest and inspirational Soviet films ever.
Post 21 Sep 2004, 00:29
Freiheits Kampfer wrote:
Burnt by the sun....one of the saddest and inspirational Soviet films ever.

Yes, it's definitely Mikhalkov's masterpiece. Politically and historically accurate, and both funny, poignant and tragic at the same time. It's a pity Mikhalkov went somewhat off the rails with his later films, like 'The Barber of Siberia'....
Post 21 Sep 2004, 18:43
That's one of the few of these movies I saw, Burnt By The Sun. It's an excellent movie.

-TIG
Post 04 Jun 2005, 00:13
Sorry to resurrect an old topic, but on the subject I found a downloadable version of "Battleship Potemkin":
http://www.liketelevision.com/web1/movi ... infull.ram?
I hope that works and that I didn't just resurrect an old thread for nothing.
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