Item 2008.005.02.002 - Zhivoy Lenin = Lenin is Alive [moving image]

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Zhivoy Lenin = Lenin is Alive [moving image]

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Zhivoy Lenin

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Produced by the Central Studio of Documentary films, Moscow.

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  • 1969 (Creation)
    Romm, Mikhail

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3 film reels (30 min.) : release print, b&w ; 35mm

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The film chronicles the life of V. I. Lenin from 1918-1921, incoporating live footage and documentary photographs of Lenin on the Khodinski (or Khodynskoe) field; around the Kremlin with V. D. Bonch-Bruevich; at the opening of K. Marx and F. Engels monument in Moscow; at the funeral of Mark Elizarov, Y. Sverdlov; pronouncing a speech at the demonstration on May 1st, 1919 and at the accompanying military parade; also pronouncing a speech from a balcony of the Mossoviet building (live audio recording of Lenin's speech); and unveiling a monument to Free Trade Work and Karl Marx. Lenin also appears among delegates of the Second Congress of Commentern, and presenting a material at the Third Congress of Commentern. At the end of the third part there is a clip of Lenin with the American economist Kristiansen.

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Fair. The films are beginning to show signs of vinegar syndrome.

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Original film is housed in the Russian State Film & Photo Archive in Krasnogorsk, accession # 25076

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Available on HD/D5 tape, Digital Betacam, external harddrive in .mov format and DVD.

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Original films are not available for viewing. Digital copies may be viewed onsite in Special Collections. English transcripts of the films are available.

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Copyright is held by Russian central studio of documentary films, Moscow

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Original release: 1958.
Part 1, Reel 15 of 17; Part 2, Reel 2 of 17; Part 3, Reel 8 of 17
Directed by Mikhail Romm and M. Slavinkskaya
Text by A. Surkova
Music by A. Kholminova

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