Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film

Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film

Jay Leyda


This heritage of the turbulent future of Kino ("film" in Russian) records the inventive improvement of the Russian and Soviet cinema and strains its development from 1896 to the demise of Sergei Eisenstein in 1948. the recent Postscript surveys the instructions taken by means of Soviet cinema because the finish of global struggle II. starting with the Lumiere filming of the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, Jay Leyda hyperlinks Russia's pre-Revolutionary earlier with its Communist current in the course of the remark of an immense cultural phenomenon: the evolution of the Soviet movie as an inventive and political tool. The booklet comprises a hundred and fifty drawings and pictures and 5 appendices, together with a listing of chosen Russian and Soviet motion pictures from 1907 to the present.

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