Early Days Of Russian Cinema

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Early Days Of Russian Cinema

By 1914-1915 Russian cinema could present more sophisticated films like "War and Peace", "Demons".The best pre-revolution feature film is considered to be "The Queen of Spades" directed by Yakov Protazanov.

In Russia first filming was taken in 1896 by the French cameraman Kamill Serf during the coronation of Nicholas II in Moscow.Soon many Russian photographers mastered the new skills and short documentaries were made by not only foreign but also Russian camera men.

On the 4th of May 1896 in St. Petersburg in the Summer theatre "the Aquarium" (which was on Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt on the site of today's film Studio "Lenfilm") the first public demonstration of "living pictures" was held.

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The history of Russian film production started on October 15, 1908, when the first domestic live-action film, was shown.It was a primitive drama entitled "Ponizovaya Volnitsa" or "Sten'ka Razin" directed by Vladimir Romashkov.

It is known that Russia got acquainted with cinematography by the French who brought it to the country.It started with the demonstration of the Lumiere brothers’ film in May 1896 in St. Petersburg and Moscow and later in Nizhniy Novgorod. The moving figures of people and animals, the train, as if going to the theatre hall made a deep stunning impression on the audience. “The Petersburg newspaper” wrote: "The enthusiasm of spectators was so immense, that they had to show a picture of the arrival of a train" more than twice”.On the 4th of May 1896 in St. Petersburg in the Summer theatre "the Aquarium" (which was on Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt on the site of today's film Studio "Lenfilm") the first public demonstration of "living pictures" was held.

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A historical documentary "The Defence of Sevastopol" made by A. Khadzhonkov won international acclaim.A little later Russia's great achievement in cinema was connected with its directors such as Eisenstein (The battleship “Potemkin”), Pudovkin (Mother), Kuleshov (By the law), Dovzhenko (Earth), and others.

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