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Russian Cinema: Print Resources

Starting Points


Directory of world cinema : Russia
Introductory essays establish key players and situate important genres within their cultural and industrial milieus, while reviews and case studies analyze individual titles in considerable depth.

The BFI companion to Eastern European and Russian Cinema
Over 200 entries cover a varitey of topics spanning a century. It includes entries on actors and directors and key figures like Eisenstein.

Finding Print Resources

One method of finding print resources about Russian film is to consult bibliographies on the topic, such as Vladimir Padunov's (University of Pittsburgh) online Bibliography of Russian & Soviet Cinema

Another method is to browse the Duke Library Catalog. Do a "Subject Heading" search using the following categories (and limit by language and format, if necessary):

  • Motion pictures, Russian
  • Feature films -- Soviet Union
  • Motion pictures -- Soviet Union
  • Documentary films -- Russia
  • Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- Periodicals

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