Saturday, July 14, 2007

Cinema Still Life: Double Vision


Lenin in October - 1937.

Semyon Goldshtab portrayed Josef Stalin. Since it was made in 1937, Stalin naturally was inserted in the film as prominent in the revolution. When he kicked the bucket they kicked him out of the film. Goldshtab wasn't making movies anymore and besides it was the Soviet Union so he wasn't getting royalties anyway.

1 comment:

Keir said...

I'm trying to find the documentary I had seen where it showed examples of this cinematic destalinsation, to know avail. I had thought Dame Judi Dench had been the narrator, but guess I was wrong...