Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast
Ivan the Terrible: Part I (Sergei Eisenstein; 1944)

Ivan the Terrible: Part I (Sergei Eisenstein; 1944)

October 25, 2018

Finally, a Sergei Eisenstein film! And it only took us two seasons! For the last episode in the current season we're watching Ivan the Terrible, part I from 1944.

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by film masters graduate and montage enthusiast Essie Jolliffe.

Expect SPOILERS from about 10 minutes in until the end.

Ivan the Terrible, part I stars: Nikolai Cherkasov, Lyudmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, and Mikhail Nazvanov.

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Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison; 1971)

Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison; 1971)

October 11, 2018

This fortnight's pick is a musical set in a Jewish village in Tsarist Russia on the cusp of a revolution... Les Mis, Hamilton, this...what is it about revolutions and musicals? That's right, we're watching Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Norman Jewison, from 1971.

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by writer and performer Alex Taylor.

Expect SPOILERS from about 15 minutes in until the end. 

CONTENT WARNING: the movie depicts anti-semitic attacks and persecution.

Fiddler on the Roof stars Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Paul Michael Glaser, and Raymond Lovelock.

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