The Film Gourmand Posted by FilmGourmand 6 years ago in 12:04 am
On July 8th, 2010 agency RIA Novosti has placed on the site the information that the British cinema-magazine Empire has chosen one hundred the greatest non English-speaking films of a world cinema. Five films of the Russian directors have got to the list, among them - "Battleship Potyomkin" by Sergei M. Eisenstein, "Andrey Rublyov" and "The Solaris" by Andrey Tarkovsky, "Go and look" by Elem Klimov and "Night watch" by Timur Bekmambetov. To tell the truth, this list of the British magazine has caused variety of questions in me and bewilderments. First, why "Hamlet" and "King Lear" by Grogoriy Kozintsev having the same rating IMDB, as well as the leader of the list "Seven Samurais" have not got to this list, for example. And winners of Oscar "Tired with the sun" by Nikita Mikhalkov or "Moscow does not trust tears" by Menshov also are absent.
Together with it in the list there is Senegal movie "Tuki Booki" or the Finnish picture "Leningrad Cowboys go to America", which rating IMDB is less than 7.
What is it: display of professional ignorance of the British magazin or notorious political correctness???
In any case, it turns out, the opinion of ordinary spectators, no less than the American film academicians for the British magazine has no value? However, any edition, no less than any spectator has the right to an own estimation. But it is in that case not clear, why RIA Novosti with such aspiration informs on inclusion in the list of the British magazine five (!) Russian films. What for servility such?! By the way, from five specified films only one is really Russian. The others 4 - Soviet! Probably, RIA Novosti along with servility suffers also historical illiteracy?
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