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Alan Tully, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2009

HIS 350L • Rus & Sov Film: Uses of Hist - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39155 -TBA
T
-TBA--TBA
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

GAR 109
NEUBERGER

Course Description

Russian and Soviet filmmakers have always used historical topics both for entertainment and to examine their country's most vexing political, social, and moral dilemmas. This course will explore modern Russian history through its various representations in films --in entertainment features, historical documentaries, animation, and avant-garde experiments. Emphasis in discussions and writing assignments will be on the ways that films

FILMS: Bauer, CHILD OF THE BIG CITY, DAYDREAMS, FOR HAPPINESS Eisenstein, POTEMKIN, IVAN THE TERRIBLE Pudovkin, THE END OF ST. PETERSBURG Shub, THE END OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY Barnet, THE GIRL WITH A HATBOX Room, BED AND SOFA Vasiliev and Vasiliev, CHAPAEv Askoldov, THE COMMISSAR Protozanov, AELITA Kalatozov, CRANES ARE FLYING Abuladze, REPENTANCE Tarkovsky, ANDREI RUBLEV Nikita Mikhalkov, CLOSE TO EDEN Kytruk, MAN IN A PICTURE FRAME, FILM-FILM-FILM Norstein, STORY OF STORIES Juris Podnieks, SOVIETS

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Denise Youngblood, MOVIES FOR THE MASSES David Bordwell, THE CINEMA OF EISENSTEIN Julian Graffy, BED AND SOFA Denise Youngblood and Josephine Woll, REPENTANCE Josephine Woll, CRANES ARE FLYING Vance Kepley, END OF ST PETERSBURG Joan Neuberger, IVAN THE TERRIBLE This class contains a substantial writing component

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