Soviet Montage: Crash Course Film History #8

Russia went and had a revolution in 1917 and cinema was a big part of its aftermath. Even though film stock was hard to come by, we saw the first film school started, and the study of film became hugely important. Russian filmmakers started trying to understand the power of the cut itself, thus developing a theory of filmmaking based solely around the juxtaposition of images: Soviet Montage. In this episode of Crash Course Film History, Craig talks us through some of the filmic things going on in post-revolution era Russia.

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Movies Discussed in this episode:
Battleship Potempkin: 1925 – Dir. Sergei Eisenstein

Man with a Movie Camera: 1929 – Dir. Dziga Vertov

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 2009 – Dir. David Yates
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Psycho: 1960 – Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 1966 – Dir. Sergio Leone
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Youth of Maxim: 1935 – Dir. Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg


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