The General Line

The General Line

Downloadable Video - 1928
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The Old and the New (Staroye i Novoye), also known as The General Line, was Sergei Eisenstein's last silent film. The film was begun as a simple, accessible story of collectivism in a backward province, where a sturdy peasant woman (Marfa Lapkina, a non-professional actor) tries to lead her village out of the poverty of pre-Soviet life and into the ideal of collectivism. By the end, it became his most expressionist experiment in montage, visualizing the promise of collective success in the symbolladen dreams of its heroine.
Publisher: [Russia]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1928]
Copyright Date: ©1928
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (2 hr. 0 min. 51 sec.)) : sound, black & white

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