Eisenstein and Stalin

Eisenstein and Stalin

When Art and Politics Clash

Streaming Video - 2006
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Drawing on sixty volumes of diaries and other recently revealed archival materials, this program presents the struggle between Joseph Stalin and Sergei Eisenstein, who fought for freedom of expression in a climate of exiles and executions. Rare clips of the preeminent Russian director's controversial films-including the deleted Trotsky scene in October, the original ending of The General Line, and recovered footage from the banned Bezhin Meadow-and interviews with the director of the Eisenstein Museum, friends, associates, and former students underscore the coercive power of Stalin's authoritarian regime.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1999
Alternative Title: When art and politics clash

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