Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Летят журавли

The Cranes Are Flying, directed by Mikhail Kalatozov in 1957, is an expertly crafted drama featuring an exceptional cast. Its greatest strength may be the work of cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky. His brilliant use of a handheld camera was quite innovative in itself but the use of long sequence shots with the handheld was revolutionary and unheard of at that time in the Soviet Union or anywhere else(with the exception of some members of the French New Wave in its early years).

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