Saturday, July 7, 2012

Dnevnik Glumova - 1923

Country: Soviet Union
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov and Sergei M. Eisenstein
Also known as: Дневник Глумова (Soviet Union - Russian title); El diario de Glúmov (Spain); Glumov's Diary (undefined); Kinodnevik Glumova (Soviet Union - informal alternative title - Russian title); Le journal de Gloumov (France); O Diário de Gloumov (Portugal)
Production Co: Proletkult
Runtime: Russia: 5 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Short
Filmic insert to Eisenstein's modernized, free adaptation of Ostrovskiy's 19th-century Russian stage play, "The Wise Man" ("Na vsyakogo mudretsa dovolno prostoty"). The anti-hero Glumov tries to escape exposure in the midst of acrobatics, derring-do, and farcical clowning. Several members of Eisenstein's troupe at the legendary "Proletkult" stage theatre in Moscow briefly appear in this little film.
Long assumed to be lost, this little debut film by Eisenstein (a year or two before "Strike") was re-discovered decades later, contained in a short newsreel compiled in 1923 by Dziga Vertov ("Spring Smiles of Proletkult").
The first film directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein.  

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