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Entries from July 28th, 2009

RESURRECTED FILMS – “Dersu Uzala”

July 28th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Resurrected Films

Directed by Akira Kurosawa, produced by Yoichi Matsue and Nikolai Sizov; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa and Yuri Nagibin; based on the diary of Vladimir Arseniev; cinematography by Fyodor Dobronravov, Yuri Gantman and Asakazu Nakai; art direction by Yun Raksha; music by Isaak Shvarts. Cast: Derzu Uzala…………………. Maksim Munzuk Capt. Vladimir Arseniev….…..Yuri Solomin Mrs. Arseniev……….Svetlana Danilchenko [...]

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STORIES – Walter Cronkite

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Personal Stories

I just finished looking ar “Sunday Morning” on CBS which was dedicated to the career of Walter Cronkite. If you don’t know who Mr. Cronkite was then I will leave it to you to find out on your own. From the point of view of an 70 year-old man it would seem an insult to [...]

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STORIES – Me and Sophia

July 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Personal Stories

As one who has been involved in movies most of his life – first as an avid fan and later as a film reviewer – I can report to you that there is a positive aspect that you are probably unaware of. I have seen so many movies and talked to so many movie people [...]

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