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Generalnaya Liniya

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Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's The General Line (Sergei Eisenstein's) began life in 1927 as a celebration of the collectivization of agriculture, as championed by old-line Bolshevik Leon Trotsky. Hoping to reach a wide audience, the director forsook his usual practice of emphasizing groups by concentrating on a single rural heroine. Eisenstein briefly abandoned...more

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