Covers Russian cinema from its beginnings to the present day. Directors include Yevgenii Bauer, Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevoldo Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov, Mikhail Kalatozov, Andrei Tarkosvsky, Alexkei Balabanov, and Aleksandr Sokurov. Also "Russians in Hollywood." Covers the relevant sociopolitical context. Also features documentaries and animation. Offered: AWSp.
SERGEI EISENSTEIN. The course is devoted to the films of Sergei Eisenstein, one of the most influential movie directors of the 20th century. The films will include Battleship Potemkin, October, Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible. The course will focus on his film-making experience in Moscow and Hollywood and will also feature his autobiographical and scholarly writings.
1. Eisenstein, Reader
2. Eisenstein, Film Sense
3. Eisenstein, Film Form
4. Bulgakowa, Biography
5. With Eisenstein in Hollywood, RAMS
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Screening, Lectures, Discussion
Class assignments and grading