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CS92PROD
Introduction to Russian and Soviet Cinema
REES 233
Spring 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: RULE 233, RUSS 233, FILM 333, WLIT 255

This course provides an introduction to the history and poetics of Soviet and Russian cinema. From the avant-garde experimentation of Lev Kuleshov, Sergei Eisenstein, and Dziga Vertov to the masterpieces of Andrei Tarkovsky, Sergei Parajanov, and Kira Muratova, the course will explore the development of Russian film as artistic medium and as national tradition. The discussion and comparative analyses of different forms and genres, including silent cinema, propaganda films, blockbusters, and auteur cinema, will be situated within the cultural, political, and aesthetic contexts of the Soviet Union and contemporary Russia.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA REES
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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