Inside Gates Of Soviet Russia (1914-1919)

Inside Gates Of Soviet Russia (1914-1919)



Inside Gates of Soviet Russia.

Titles read: 'Pathe News presents a series of the first pictures taken since the beginning of the Bolshevik rule, showing conditions of peasant life in Soviet Russia. The Pathe News cameraman arrives at Samara, in the heart of the Volga River famine district...'

Soviet Union / USSR.

Samara. Volga River famine district. Tracking shots on river; boats; city in BG - buildings; towers. Title re: need for locomotives. Pan railroad yard; many train cars sit idle. Title re lack transportation. GV peasant market; crowded. Farm stand selling produce; women with big scarves over heads (babushkas) looking over cabbages. Next 2 women in FG: 1 old; 1 young w/ baby; men & boys stare at camera; woman carries heavy sack in; man takes it. Another view in public square - many people sitting on ground; or on bags; by building- both traditional Russian peasant dress & Muslims - women in purdah - man drinking from cup - old man walks past w/ cane; pan right on people walking.

Title re: cholera epidemic. Peasants get vaccinations; at outdoor table. Man w/ shirt off - nurse gives shot in back; makes mark. CU Man takes shirt off; gets vaccine. Woman gets vaccine. Medical. (All people thin.) Title re: government supplies hot water for tea. Line of peasants w/ buckets. CU Women get hot water from tap.

Title re: grain from other area. GV Many camels hitched to wagons. CU Man empties big sacks of grain; crowd around. CU Man holding handful grain. CU woman w/ baby eats piece of grain from bag. Rationing food. Camels & wagons again. CU man holding camel halter. CU funny - man; camel brays - big mouth. Finally title: 'Their faith in the future! America brings life and hope into the midst of death and despair.' Shot of USA relief truck! Foreign aid.
FILM ID:1924.24

There were special court cameramen and photographers who captured the daily life of the Romanov family. The Company of von Gun filmed the Tsar, and with the permission of the Ministry of the Court, showed these films in movie theatres beginning in 1907. Before the February 1917 Revolution, the von Gun Company was the main provider of the Tsar's chronicles in the Russian film industry. After 1907 other filmmakers were permitted to film the Royal family, including A. Drankov, V. Bulla (the elder), Khanzhonkov Company, Pate Company, and others. Before the beginning of World War I a newsreel became popular capturing military parades, holidays, reviews and drills. Many are devoted to the Fleet. They document everyday life of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea squadrons. Some of the newsreels document the fire of the Maly Theatre in Moscow, mass gymnastics, auto and motor races, zoos and animal preserves, and the life of peoples of the Russian Empire. The objects of filming were political and cultural figures, the construction of warships, the Moscow flood, the testing of new agricultural equipment and the oil industry in Baku. There are also films showing the towns of Russia, etc. During World War I, cameramen captured events on all fronts. Before 1915, the exclusive rights to film battles belonged to the Film Department of the Skobelev Committee. The Skobelev Committee of the Assistance to the Wounded Soldiers of the General Staff was founded in November 1904 as a public organization. By the order of the Scobelev Committee many cameramen filmed the events of the World War I, such as Englishman Arcol (representative of Pate Company, filmed on South-Western and Caucasus fronts), cameramen E.D. Dored (represented American companies) and P.V. Ermolov, (filmed events on Caucasus front); P.K. Novitskiy (Gomount Company), N.M. Toporkov, K.E. von Gan, A.K. Gan-Jagelskiy, made filming in the General Headquarters. Other cameramen such as: A. G Lemberg, S, Zebel, Trushe, etc. also worked at the fronts. Cameramen filmed the war not only on the fronts but also from the rear. Since the first month of the war until 1917 the Scobelev Committee produced about 70 newsreels. From 1914 to 1915 cameramen of the Scobelev Committee produced 21 series of the newsreel "Russian Military Chronicle". The materials of this newsreel were used many times for the separate films made by Scobelev Committee and other film companies. Read more at:



1914 - 1919


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