Lev Kulesov

T. It.: Le Straordinarie Avventure Dimr. West Nel Paese Dei Bolsceviche T. Ing.: The Extraordinary Adventures Of Mr. West In The Land Of The Bolsheviks; Ass. R.: Leo Mur; Scen.: N. Aseev; F.: A. Levickij; Scgf.: V. Pudovkin; Int.: P. Podobed (Slg. West), B. Barnet (Jeddy, Il Cowboy), A. Hohlova (La “Contessa”), V. Pudovkin (Zban, Il Truffatore), S. Komarov (Il Malvivente Con L’occhio Bendato), L. Obolenskij, V. Lopatina (Elly, La Donna Americana), G. Harlampiev (Sen’ka Svisc), P. Galadzev, S. Sletov, V. Latysevskij (Malviventi), A. Gorcilin (Un Poliziotto), V. Fogel’; Prod.: Goskino; Pri. Pro.: 27 Aprile 1924 35mm. L.: 1572 M. D.: 77′ A 18 F/S. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

The tasks of the first film made by the “Kuleshov workshop” were defined by the director as follows: a) to find out how our theories look on screen; b) to test our technical productive capabilities; c) to create a successful box-office movie.” Mr. West effectively demonstrates Kuleshov’s main principle in directing – a precise organization of all elements of the film. This principle is especially obvious in the meticulously orchestrated ensemble acting based on each of the players’ inimitable individual manner.
Ekaterina Hohlova

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