Introduction: Reading Russian film . Terms, Genres, Historical context. Two types of discontinuity. Technical innovation: sound, colour, hand-held camera (steadycam) Social and political breaks in evolution. Periodization: 1896 – 1918. Capitalist, commercial cinema.
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released 20 years later)
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Relationship of film to other genres:
theatre, literature, visual arts, TV
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