Tag Archives: Soviet

Soviet Era Hobbit Film

While the second installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy has brought the J.R.R. Tolkien universe back into the pop culture spotlight, this treasure I just discovered is a crazy/beautiful Arkenstone of its own. Made with no license from the Tolkien estate, this 1985, Soviet era, Russian language film of The Hobbit is as bizarre [...]

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Soviet Silent Movie Posters

I’m not sure why it’s true, but it is: The most totalitarian regimes often produce some of the most beautiful art. Of course, when we’re talking about totalitarian regimes and art, we’re almost always talking about propaganda — usually the only kind that’s allowed to be produced. While filmmakers in the old Soviet Union were [...]

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