Tri pesni o Lenine (Three Songs Of Lenin) / Три песни о Ленине
Режиссер: Dziga Vertov
Страна: Soviet Union
Год выпуска: 1934
Актеры: Dolores Ibarruri 'La Pasionaria' (as Herself archive footage), Nadezhda Krupskaya (as Herself with Lenin alive and dead archive footage), V.I. Lenin (as Himself), Joseph Stalin (as Himself)
Описание: Vertov's most personal work and the capstone of his career. The film reveals the Soviet leader as seen through the eyes of the people, represented by three songs. The exhilarating beauty of Vertov's images and the majesty of his filmmaking skills produced a film that The New York Times called "a work of unusual beauty and emotional exaltation."
Рецензии: This 1931 'documentary', acclaimed in its day, is nothing more than a ham-fisted, banal, and unremarkably filmed piece of propaganda. The editing is jerky; the shots frequently undisciplined and poorly composed; the pace glacial; the script naive and stilted in its crass deification of Lenin. Oh yeah, it's dour and humorless, too.
It might hold some interest as an early example of the 'tractors and dams' approach to agitprop, but it holds little interest on its own merits. It is worthwhile, however, to see Lenin threatening to defeat 'the landowners and capitalists' around the world!
Keep an eye out for this in your film history class, and be ready for your indoctrination.