Going back to the movies after the pandemic

a Washington Post article

Sci-Fi Movie Theaters


    Monumental and imposing, the Rossiya Theatre was the largest cinema hall in Russia and Europe when it was constructed in 1961. The cinema was originally built to host the Moscow International Film Festival and to astound moviegoers from the Soviet Union and beyond. Its best-known features were its luminous glass walls and concrete […]


On the surface, it seemed like an impossible task. Take an $8800, NASA-approved interface glove running on $250,000 worth of computer hardware, then replicate the performance in a consumer-grade toy with parts costing less than $26. read more https://getpocket.com/explore/item/an-oral-history-of-nintendo-s-power-glove?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Cinema Buses in the USSR and the UK


Cinema Buses in the Late Soviet Union Most of cinema buses for the Soviet film industry were manufactured in Minsk. Read the rest of the article                     Cinema Buses in the United Kingdom “Up in that impressive glass dome is where the projectionist would have originally […]

What is XML and why should humanists care? (David Birnbaum)

The context Digital humanities (and, in particular, the subfield of DH traditionally called humanities computing) is the use of computer technology to conduct primary humanities research. This introduction has been written for an undergraduate course entitled “Computational methods in the humanities,” a title chosen to emphasize the students’ creation of original programming for use in their own […]

Government Control of Movie Going (2018)

  Фонд Кино: Эра Минкульта

Donald A. Ritchie “Conducting Interviews”

Ch. 3 “Conducting Interviews.” from Doing Oral History. Oxford UP, 2003. Questions for reading:  What questions are the most useful for the interview? “Would you say …?” is this a useful format for interview questions, according to Rictchie?  Yes/no Why? (93) Who to interview first?  Why are gatekeepers useful to interview? (88)  Why do we need a […]

Aleksander Vas’kin “Как смотрели в кино в Советском Союзе”

https://www.kinopoisk.ru/article/3107570/ Новая книга историка Александра Васькина «Повседневная жизнь советской столицы при Хрущеве и Брежневе», выпущенная издательством «Молодая гвардия», рассказывает о жизни столицы СССР в 1950—1980-е годы — о том удивительном времени в истории нашей страны, когда деревья были большими, а цены в магазинах — маленькими, когда книга была главным подарком, а колбаса — основным дефицитом, когда никто не отрывался от коллектива, а мир познавался по телевизору. Исследование создано с привлечением большого числа […]

Linda Shopes “What is Oral History?”

Shopes, Linda. “What is Oral History?” Questions for Reading and Discussion What is oral history, according to Linda Shopes? How do historians use oral history? What does Shopes say about the role of the interviewee? Who is the interviewer? Why is this important? What are pre-set and iconic stories? What does Shopes say about the […]

Going Vertical: Top-Grossing Russian Film in Post-Soviet History (24 Jan, 2018)

http://vverh.rambler.ru/ Российская спортивная драма «Движение вверх» режиссера Антона Мегердичева за четвертые выходные в РФ и СНГ побила рекорд «Аватара» Джеймса Кэмерона по кассовым сборам. Об этом сообщает Kinobusiness.com. Картина «Движение вверх» о сенсационной победе советской сборной по баскетболу на Олимпиаде 1972 года всего собрала 2,3 млрд рублей и 347,1 млн рублей за последние выходные. «Аватар» […]