Sergei Eisenstein: Three Major Films

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9:30-11:30 a.m. 4-week, 2-hour course begins Thursday 1/20


In this four-week, two-hour, Zoom class, we’ll watch and discuss three of Sergei Eisenstein’s masterpieces: The Battleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky, and Ivan the Terrible, Parts I and II. Our focus will be on the films both for their artistic value and for what they can reveal about certain Russian ideals and conflicts prevalent from medieval times into our day. The films will be shown during the class in Russian with English subtitles. Readings: Suggested readings will be posted on the class website. George Young has taught courses in Russian literature, history, and general humanities at Grinnell, Dartmouth, UNE, USM, and since retirement, at OLLI and MSC.