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Alexander Nevsky

Admission: $1.50

“Eisenstein's first finished sound film is a patriotic symphony, a stylized, formally brilliant work which nevertheless has the authenticity of a documentary for the simple reason that the content, despite its historical perspective, is acutely timed: it points to the danger of Fascism, the invasion by the Germans. The antithesis is between humane, earthy, rustic Russians (Nevsky is first seen when he is fishing), and the emotionless, geometrically organized invaders, armored from head to toe.”

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