Required Reading and Films

Required book:

History of Russian Cinema by Birgit Beumers. Mac Higher, publisher ISBN: 9781845202156

See the details on required passages by due date in the syllabus.


Notes:

  • All the movies have subtitles. Check that English subtitles are “on” in the settings at the bottom of the viewing frame.
  • If you have issues with viewing the videos, try using a different browser. Some of the videos didn’t work for me in Firefox, but did work in Chrome.
  • If you have issues you cannot resolve, DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE CLASS TO TRY AND WATCH THE FILMS. At the very least make sure in advance that you can access them.
  • Click on the grey button on Russian Mosfilm studio movie pages.

 

Films we will watch in this course:

Note: the YouTube video have ads. This a new development; Mosfilm previously had no ads on its channel.

Stenka Razin (silent) and 16th Century Wedding   (silent)

Alexander Nevsky And on Trinitv.

Ballad of a Soldier 

Sadko (updated 2/8/2017)

The Dragonfly and the Ant, Budem Zorki, Cheburashka, Hedgehog in the Fog

Oblomov (Trinitv/reserve)

Irony of fate (This movie has two parts; click on the screen to watch from the beginning; or click on the links at the bottom of the page to watch or rewatch Part 1 — first link, or Part 2 — second link).

Moscow Doesn’t Believe in Tears (This movie has two parts; click on the screen to watch from the beginning; or click on the links at the bottom of the page to watch or rewatch Part 1 — first link, or Part 2 — second link).

Repentance (Trinitv/reserve)

Window to Paris (Trinitv/reserve)

Ward No 6 (Trinitv/reserve)