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Scene Selections Episode 20: Soviet September

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“KTFC: Scene Selections” is a series of conversations between Anthony McKelroy, Miquela Davis, and a rotating cast of friends of The Frida Cinema. Tune in as we dissect shot compositions, overanalyze subtext, and wait for our coronavirus vaccines.
Scene Selections is honored to welcome Dr. Kevin O’Brien to the show to discuss the best of Soviet Cinema. Dr. O’Brien has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and also studied at St. Petersburg University in Russia. He teaches course topics on 19th and 20th century Russian literature, poetry, and the 20th Century Russian avant-garde.

Soviet September


SCENES SELECTED
DR. KEVIN O’BRIEN
Man With A Movie Camera (1928), Dziga Vertov
Woman Getting Dressed

Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky
Final Scene: Poetry of Fyodor Tyuchev

Solaris (1972), Andrei Tarkovsky
Kris Kelvin returns to his Father

Rembrandt, “The Return Of The Prodigal Son” (1669)

War And Peace Part I: Andrew Bolkonsky (1966), Sergei Bondarchuk
Multiple Hand Exposures

Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Andrei Tarkovsky
Apples

ANTHONY
Larisa Shepitko’s, The Ascent (1977)
Sotnikov and Rybak in the Cellar:

Ilya Repin, “Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan” (1885)

Michelangelo, “The Pieta” (1499)

SPECIAL FEATURES

ANTHONY
The Americans (FX)

SEAN
Caravaggio (1986), Derek Jarman

DR. KEVIN O’BRIEN
“Romola” (1863), Mary Ann Evans/George Eliot
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL20936W/Romola

Sex Education (Netflix)

Nine Days (2021), Edson Oda

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