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Bezhin Lug

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Eisenstein worked on Bezhin Meadow from 1935 to 1937. Based on a Turgenev story, the scenario for Bezhin Meadow was written by Isaac Babel. It's a tale that dramatizes the forcible reorganization of peasant settlements into state affiliated collective farms soon after the formation of the Soviet Union. The scenario involves a farmer's son, killed by his father in retaliation against the Soviet state, and, by implication, the unfair practices of collectivization. Eisenstein's goal was to strive for a...more

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