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Soviet Cinema Art: 1919-1939. Introduction by Sergei Eisenstein.

Soviet Cinema Art: 1919-1939. Introduction by Sergei Eisenstein.

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[Soviet Cinema Art: 1919-1939]. Sovetskoe Kinoiskusstvo: 1919-1939.

Composed by P. Atashev and Sh. Akhushkov.
Edited by M. Romm and L. Trauberg.
Introduction by S. Eisenstein.
[Book design by G. Bershadskiy].

Moskva, Goskinoizdat, 1940.
8vo, 268, [2] pp., ill.

In publisher’s binding.
In good condition, tears and small cracks to spine, light wear to spine.

One of 7 000 copies published.

This album represents the first comprehensive attempt to document the history of Soviet cinema, spanning from the Civil War newsreels to full-length feature films. It provides brief descriptions and includes selected screenshots from notable movies such as "Red Devils" (1923) directed by Ivan Perestiani, "The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks" (1924) by Lev Kuleshov, "Aelita" (1924) by Yakov Protazanov, "Kino-Eye" (1924) by Dziga Vertov, "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) by Sergei Eisenstein, "October: Ten Days That Shook the World" (1927) also by Sergei Eisenstein, "Man with a Movie Camera" (1929) by Dziga Vertov, "St. Joren's Day" (1930) by Yakov Protazanov, "Road to Life" (1931) by Nikolay Ekk (the first sound film in the Soviet Union), "Boule de Suif" (1934) by Mikhail Room, "Jolly Fellows" (1934) by Grigoriy Aleksandrov (the first Soviet musical film), "Alexander Nevsky" (1938) by Sergei Eisenstein, among others.
One of the contributors to this book was Pera (Perl) Atasheva (1900-1965), an actress, translator, journalist, and the wife of Sergei Eisenstein.

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