Eisenstein & Tarkovsky: Two Famous Russian Film Directors & Their Times

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Eisenstein & Tarkovsky: Two Famous Russian Film Directors & Their Times

<p>Explore two of the most famous Russian film directors, Sergey M. Eisenstein and Andrei Tarkovsky, in the cultural and political context of their lives and times. Excerpts of four of their films

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Explore two of the most famous Russian film directors, Sergey M. Eisenstein and Andrei Tarkovsky, in the cultural and political context of their lives and times. Excerpts of four of their films will be shown and discussed during this course and students will receive articles regarding these films.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The Battleship Potemkin (1925), Sergey M. Eisenstein
  • Solaris (1972), Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Mirror (1975), Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a better understanding of Russian films as an important and influential part of film history in the political context of Russia;
  2. Gain more knowledge about film history in the 20th Century;
  3. Recognize the variety of ways historians approach the past – here through visualisation via film.