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Cinema Studies: Russian Cinema Resources

This selective guide to the literature of cinema is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools for finding books, scholarly articles, reviews, and collection-related information.

Russian and Soviet Film Collections - Guide created by Suject Specialist Diana Greene, Slovic Studies Librarian

Over 1,100 Russian films in the Bobst Avery Fisher Collection including:


1. Early Russian Cinema: Films Before the Revolution A video anthology of 28 silent films from Russia before the 1917 Revolution (Avery Fisher Center, VCA 2950-2959)


2. Entsiklopediia Mastera Kino A collection of 245 classic Soviet films remastered on DVD. On order 5/11/09

 

To find Russian films in the Avery Fisher Collection, search in Bobcat for Russian videorecording, and Russia videorecording plus a word of the title.

For Polish films, search in Bobcat for Polish videorecording, and Poland videorecording plus a word of the title; for Czech films, search for Czech videorecording, Czech Republic videorecording, Czechoslovakia videorecording plus a word of the title.

 

 

Russian and Soviet Film Journals in Microfilm and Paper

1. Early Russian Cinema (Leiden, Netherland)
    A collection of 34 Russian film periodicals on microfilm, published between 1907 and 1917.
    (MF 2734 RFP1-34)


2. Sovetskii ekran (1926-1929)
    (Spec.Col PN1993 .S694 Oversize)


3. Kino i zhizn’
    (PN1993 .S694 no.2,6[1930])


4. Ekran
    (v. 1-32, q1921-1922) (Bobst Microform (Fiche by title)

 

Archival Materials about Soviet Film on Microfilm

1.   Soviet Cinema: Archival Documents from RGALI, 1921-1935. 8 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. Material from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI), Moscow. Documents cover the period when state monopoly control over the Soviet film industry was being established. They cover minutes of board meetings and discussions of major issues confronting  the medium. On order 6/09.

2.   Mosfilm Studio (1938-1945) = Moskovskaia kinostudiia "Mosfilm" (1938-1945). 12 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. + 1 guide (1 v. unpaged ; 28 cm.)
Microform / PN1993.5.R9 M675

 

Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings

Materials about Russian cinema can be found in Bobcat or WorldCat by doing a subject search using the following headings

Motion Pictures, Russian

Motion Pictures—Russia

Motion Pictures—Soviet

Motion Pictures—Russia (Federation)

 

To do a subject search, go to Bobcat Standard and select "Subjects" in lower ("Browse") drop down menu.