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pgmatg
08-18-2004, 04:08 AM
Is anyone interested in talking about Russian Cinema?
If you are, what are your favorite films (http://www.geocities.com/rusatg/dir.htm)? actors (http://www.geocities.com/rusatg/actors.htm)? directors?
My favorites:
comedies:
Обыкновенное чудо / Ordinary miracle
Кавказская пленница / Prisoner of the Caucasus, or Shurik's New Adventures
Бриллиантовая рука / The Diamond Arm
Иван Васильевич меняет профессию / Ivan Vasilievich changes his occupation
Покровские ворота / Pokrov Gates
Тот самый Мюнхгаузен / The Very Same Munhgauzen
Кин-дза-дза / Kin-Dza-Dza
Двенадцать стульев / Twelve Chairs
Здравствуйте, я ваша тетя! / Hello, I am your aunt!
Джентльмены удачи / Gentlemen of luck
Операция Ы и другие приключения Шурика / Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures

dramas:
Солярис / Solaris
Москва слезам не верит / Moscow does not Belive in Tears
Зеркало / The Mirror
Свой среди чужих, чужой среди своих / At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among his own
Звезда пленительного счастья / The Star of Fascinating Happiness
Кавказский пленник / Prisoner of the Mountains
Вор / The Thief
Любовник / The Lover
Покаяние / Repentance

about love:
Обыкновенное чудо / Ordinary miracle
Ирония судьбы или С легким паром! / Irony of fate or with light steam!
Вокзал для двоих / A Railway Station for Two
Москва слезам не верит / Moscow does not Belive in Tears
Жестокий романс / A Cruel Romance
Служебный роман / Business romance
Я шагаю по Москве / I am Walking Along Moscow
Чародеи / Wizards

War:
Александр Невский / Alexander Nevsky
Баллада о солдате / Ballad of a Soldier
Война / War
Кавказский пленник / Prisoner of the Mountains
Отец солдата / Father of The Soldier
Сто дней до приказа / 100 Days Before The Command
Торпедоносцы / Torpedo Bombers

Action:
Белое солнце пустыни / White Sun of the Desert
Брат / Brother

Horror:
Вий / Viy or Spirit of Evil

History:
Андрей Рублев / Andrei Rublev
Броненосец Потемкин / The Battleship Potemkin
Война и мир / War and Peace
Иван Грозный / Ivan the Terrible
Октябрь / October
Русский Ковчег / Russian Ark
Стачка / Strike
Холодное лето пятьдесят третьего... / Cold Summer of 1953
Чайковский / Tchaikovsky

Musical Comedy or Costume Drama:
Д'Артаньян и Три Мушкетера / D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers
Труффальдино из Бергамо / Truffaldino from Bergamo
Гардемарины, вперед! / Naval Cadets, Forward!

Sci-Fi:
Солярис / Solaris
Сталкер / Stalker
Кин-дза-дза / Kin-Dza-Dza
Завещание профессора Доуэля / Professor Dowell's Testament
Человек-амфибия / Amphibian Man
Ночной дозор / Night Watch

Animation:
Алиса в стране чудес / Alice in Wonderland
Тайна третьей планеты / The Secret of the Third Planet
Приключения капитана Врунгеля / Adventures of captain Vrungel
Остров Сокровищ / Treasure Island
Бременские музыканты / Musicians of Bremen
Маугли / Mowgli

dasha2007
02-14-2006, 10:11 AM
I found this website that actually has english description of some of the most popular Russian movies. http://geocities.com/lxp149/. but you have to scroll down a little to see. i think you can even rent these russian dvd in the US. I saw Night Watch with english subtitle, it was pretty cool. Supposedly Day Watch will be out soon. I think www.MoscowFlix.com is where you can rent the movies. They have an english version of the website, but it looks like the movie description don't have english translations.

dryadsoul
02-14-2006, 03:30 PM
Great list pgmatg! I've seen several of those and Own Solaris, Stalker and Night Watch.
Can't wait for Day Watch & Mid Watch to be released. Although it's shot in Poland by a Japanese director, Avalon (2001) is an excellent Sci-Fi also.

pgmatg
03-04-2006, 03:54 AM
Anyone else seen "Night watch"? It's in theaters now, and is a very good Russian Sci-Fi / Fantasy movie ("Lord of the Rings" meets "Prophecy"). It's been out on DVD (http://www.geocities.com/rusatg/dvds2.htm) for some time, but since Fox bought all American distribution rights, they have mandated to stop making NTSC formatted dvds of it. The disk has been slowly disappearing from even Russian stores in America. And Fox kept postponing the release until limited release on friday, while sequel "Day Watch" is already out in Russia in theaters and on pal dvd. Both installments beat American movies in Russia. And the studio is insisting on filming the 3rd part in English. Ain't US movie studios wonderful :rolleyes: