Storm Over Asia (1928)

Backed by ideological parties and expressing a subjective view with an aim of inflaming or informing, Russian Montage Theorists films do not engage with politics, they ARE politics. Righteous preaching of a dead ideology can be tiresome, but these films survive, much like Triumph Of Will, because they were forged by master filmmakers. Chaotic action, […]

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Strike (1924)

Modern cinema is shaped by the pioneers of cinema’s infancy. So far, this series has touched upon the beginning of filming, embracing fantasy, epics, intimate dramas, basics of film grammar and comedy classics. Strike is the next important step. This film is an early experiment with an indispensable tool briefly toyed with by Abel Gance – […]

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