Texas Films in Magical Realism

July 24th 2014 12:24:45 PM

DERSU UZALA II, the movie -- (Magical Realism) There are many films with the theme of clashing cultures. But what happens when suddenly for no reason the culture clash disappears? In 2014, Dersu Uzala is an older Nanai man who lives in the Moscow townhouse of an old, wealthy retired Soviet politician.

LENIN's BODY, the movie -- (Magical Realism) Most people donít know the history of Leninís last night before burial. The story begins with two drunken men at the bar in the restaurant Glavpivtorg at Luybyanka. Alexei is a struggling businessman and Dmitry is an underpaid professor and political adviser. They are drinking at the bar and watching the news of Leninís body being removed from the tomb and relocated for burial.

MOSCOW METRO2 -- (Magical Realism) After arriving in 2014 the German soldiers move to take control of Metro-2, the secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow Metro. The system is an interconnected network of deep interconnected subway lines that provide a quick and secure means of evacuation for the leadership in case of nuclear war. Metro-2 is still operated by the Presidential General Directorate of Special Programmes and Ministry of Defence. The length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed that of the public Metro.

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most Russian writers have died an unnatural death

But while the native endowment of the soul, its spiritual capital, is the chief guide of the fate of literature, other forces also affect its course, the chief among which is the political government of the people. In most countries the influence of government upon literature has been slight. Shakespeare’s plays, Milton’s Paradise, were not […]

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no time to give to mere entertainment, mere amusement

From this sincerity of Russian writers comes the third great virtue of Russian literature, a virtue possessed as yet by other literatures in but a small degree. The Russian writer is first of all in earnest, and he has no time to give to mere entertainment, mere amusement. The Goldsmiths with their Bees and their […]

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Faithfulness of labor and finish of form

Faithfulness of labor and finish of form are therefore characteristic of whatever has any reputation in Russia; and as works of art, there are few works of the Russian masters that are not veritable masterpieces. I say this with confidence of Turgenef, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Pushkin; but I think this remark would hold even of […]

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Russian writer is first of all in earnest

From this sincerity of Russian writers comes the third great virtue of Russian literature, a virtue possessed as yet by other literatures in but a small degree. The Russian writer is first of all in earnest, and he has no time to give to mere entertainment, mere amusement. The Goldsmiths with their Bees and their […]

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sincerity, a truthfulness, a realness

Faithfulness of labor and finish of form are therefore characteristic of whatever has any reputation in Russia; and as works of art, there are few works of the Russian masters that are not veritable masterpieces. I say this with confidence of Turgenef, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Pushkin; but I think this remark would hold even of […]

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How to Write Low-Budget Movies

How to Write Low-Budget Movies If we want to make a film with a low budget, it is necessary to believe, you must write a script based on a low budget.¬†The script should follow certain principles.¬†Some of them come from the distribution companies, some are identified based on their own experience.¬†Note that this is only […]

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All the great names of Russian literature were aristocrats

Much of this purity of taste is due to a singular circumstance in its literary history. Unlike other countries, in Russia, for a long time, literature has been the favorite solely of the educated and wealthy classes. Almost all the great names of Russian literature, Pushkin, Lermontof, Hertzen, Turgenef, Zhukofsky, Griboyedof, Karamzin, Tolstoy, were aristocrats, […]

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literatures of England and Russia furnish instructive comparisons

And for modesty, too, the literatures of England and Russia furnish instructive comparisons. Russia has no autobiographies of note. Men there were too busy with their art to have much time left to think of themselves. Turgenef writes Reminiscences, but only of others, and not of himself; and when he speaks of his own past, […]

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Tolstoy’s description of a storm

A conception like this may be very fine, it may be very poetic, and even very dramatic, but it is not true, for Dickens never saw the wind thus, else his metaphors would have been less mixed. What we see truly with our imagination we see clearly, and the metaphors born of clear sight are […]

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revenge implies something wicked done

Of which passage the principal vice is that it does not describe to you the wind, the thing Dickens really saw, but only what Dickens thought he saw. He gives you not the original but a translation, and a translation, as you will presently see, far from faithful; he gives you not the scene, but […]

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