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  1. Mosfilm

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... a statement on the website. Before engaging with those emotions, however, visitors have to contend with site rules and regulations as complex as one would expect in the former Soviet Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742135/mosfilm
  2. Film falls despicably short

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Jocelyn Wong

    ... YP intern Jocelyn Wong A typical 'kiddie' film, Despicable Me describes the transformation of self-proclaimed super-villain, Gru, from evil villain to fatherly figure. The problem is, Gru's most sinister crime is stealing the Statue of Libe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721637/film-falls-despicably-short
  3. The Hitler Book- The Secret Report by His Two Closest Aides

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Uhl's translation of the Russian in file No462a, found in the former Soviet archives. It's a copy made by Nikita Khrushchev in 1959 of a report delivered to Stalin in 1949, after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562602/hitler-book-secret-report-his-two-closest-aides
  4. From the Vault: 1975

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... at home, but the Soviet Union's Mosfilm studio was happy to bankroll this adaptation of the writings of Russian explorer Vladimir Arseniev. However, this was no sell-out for Kurosawa. He had ... is the Ussuri basin on the border with northeastern China- part of which was fiercely fought over by the Soviets and China in 1969- and a few Chinese characters crop up through the film. Although one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603915/vault-1975
  5. Who is Dmitri Shostakovich?

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... Joyce Siu Shostakovich (1906- 1975) had his first music lessons with his mother at age 10. He entered the Leningrad Conservatory at 13. He had a complex relationship with the Soviet ... remained one of the most popular Soviet composers of his generation and received many state awards. His works include opera, piano concertos, oratorio and film music. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575306/who-dmitri-shostakovich
  6. Six degrees

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... exile, for the crime of writing a derogatory comment in a letter to a friend about Soviet leader Josef Stalin. That soldier was Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who died this month, aged 89... Solzhenitsyn gained notoriety for his writing about life inside the Soviet penal system. In 1974, he was deported from the Soviet Union to West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/649434/six-degrees
  7. Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon (Film)

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the Soviet Union serves as a backdrop for the film, with authentic footage featuring JFK's speeches and the historic moon landing. Technology by the Autobots (the good transformers) helps create ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972866/transformers-3-dark-moon-film
  8. Latvian opera excels in vivid Lady Macbeth

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... abruptly after it displeased Stalin, and did not resurface for 30 years. The music- bold and extreme- reflects the composer's youth and the experimentalism of the period before the Soviet ... For the Latvian National Opera's production, director Andrejs Zagars has transposed the setting from the 1860s to a crumbling and morally bankrupt post-Soviet era. This concept works well: the work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671429/latvian-opera-excels-vivid-lady-macbeth
  9. First Squad (film)

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... James Whittle Long-dead medieval knights rise from the grave to help the Nazis take on the Soviet Union- but one girl stands between them and victory. Watch First Squad, as Nadia and her ghostly comrades battle a horde of undead. The story, set in the second world war, centres around Nadia, a soldier in an elite unit of the Russian army's supernatural division, the First ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734599/first-squad-film
  10. The Reluctant Hero

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Soviet Union. Luckily, Jones owes him a favour from a past assignment, and talks his way onto a fact-finding trip to Ta'argistan. After drinking his body weight in booze, he finds a dismal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727721/reluctant-hero

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