RUSS 223 A: Russian Cinema

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
ART 003
SLN: 
23244
Joint Sections: 
CHID 270 C
Instructor:
Sasha Senderovich
Sasha Senderovich

Syllabus Description:

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Email: senderov@uw.edu (please email the prof. if you have any questions!)

Course syllabus: Russian 223 : CHID 270C – Russian Revolutions Film -- syllabus Fall 2017.docx

From the early years of the Soviet avant-garde to the post-Stalinist era of covert critique and the Putin regime that is still ongoing, Russian film offers an intriguing perspective on Russian/Soviet/post-Soviet life and the art of film. We will explore the pioneering cinema of Eisenstein, Vertov, and Pudovkin; the Hollywood-modeled propaganda films and musical comedies of the 1930s; the representation of World War II; the aesthetic and moral quests of post-Stalinist filmmakers like Kolotozov, Muratova, and Shepitko; and new directions in post-Soviet cinema from the end of the USSR to the Putin era.

This quarter, because 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, we will focus specifically on thinking about the past century in Russian film as dealing with the revolution as a subject. Or, rather, revolutions—plural—in society, everyday life, gender, sexuality, and the art of cinema itself.

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From the Soviet avant-garde to the Stalin era and contemporary cinema in the age of Putin. Among the filmmakers studied are Eisenstein, Vertov, Muratova and Tarkovsky.

Catalog Description: 
Covers Russian cinema from its beginnings to the present day. Directors include Yevgenii Bauer, Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevoldo Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov, Mikhail Kalatozov, Andrei Tarkovsky, Aleksei Balabanov, and Aleksandr Sokurov. Also "Russians in Hollywood." Covers the relevant sociopolitical context. Also features documentaries and animation. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:30pm