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    I have just watched Reds (1981) and I’m lowkey insterested in watching more films with the same subject theme. Does anyone have recommendations?

    I personally recommend the one I’ve watched (Reds), especially if you’re interested in The Russian Revolution. It was up to the 12 Academy Awards winning three: Director, Actress in a Supporting Role and Cinematography.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    any Romanian film that isn’t new wave + 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
    Cold War
    Dr. Strangelove
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    The Lives of Others
    The Death of Stalin

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    If anybody is interested in communism in film, isn’t drowning in Western propaganda, and willing to engage with pro-communism ideas, Sergei Eisenstein is of course your best bet as a start. Not only did he compose some of the most beautiful pieces of all time, but he was an experimenter and innovator of the highest calibre.

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    A definitely bad place to start, instead, but a great place to end is Chris Marker’s extraordinary documentary Le fond de l’air est rouge. It’s not exclusively on communism, but it presents a Marxist point of view on some of the most important turning points of the past century, such as what happened in France (and elsewhere) in ’68. Marx’ ideas are still central to understand the world we currently live in, even if you decide to adopt a neoliberal position on things.

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    I know it’s tv, but The Americans made me more interested in stories connected to this very topic.

    Also, possibly writing too!

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    Shoutout to my fellow comrades

    watch I May Destroy You

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    Reds is the only mainstream one that doesn’t feel propagandistic.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    I’ve seen Gorky Park recently and I wholeheartedly recommed it, very underrated!

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    The Unbearable Lightness of Being is one I’d recommend tentatively, mainly for the performances of Olin and Binoche.

    FYC:

    Vitalina Varela, Vitalina Varela (Actress)
    Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh, Possessor/Luxor (Actress, Actor)
    Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, I Care a Lot (Actress, Supporting Actor)
    Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, The Duke (Actor, Supporting Actress)
    Sophia Loren, Abril Zamora, The Life Ahead (Actress, Supporting Actress)
    Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman (Actress)

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    the one with julie andrews and paul newman. Name escapes me

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    Vicki Leekx
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    the one with julie andrews and paul newman. Name escapes me

    Ah, Torn Curtain! An underrated Hitchcock I’d say…if anything, it’s worth watching for Lila Kedrova’s heartbreaking performance, it’s a shame she wasn’t at least Oscar nominated!

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    Vitalina Varela, Vitalina Varela (Actress)
    Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh, Possessor/Luxor (Actress, Actor)
    Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, I Care a Lot (Actress, Supporting Actor)
    Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, The Duke (Actor, Supporting Actress)
    Sophia Loren, Abril Zamora, The Life Ahead (Actress, Supporting Actress)
    Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman (Actress)

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    The Lives of Others is one of my favourite movies.

    There is also an Australian comedy (1996) about Stalin and communism in Australia called Children of the Revolution (has lots of famous Aussie actors in it – Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Sam Neill).

    Dr. Strangelove obvi. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

    On the topic, the Wind of Change podcast about the end-of-Cold-War Scorpions song and the CIA’s role in Cold War cultural psyops is absofuckinglutely brilliant and is apparently being made into a TV show. In part, deals with CIA influence in Hollywood, and vice versa.

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    East/West and Good Bye, Lenin are two of my favorite movies about this.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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    Ah, Torn Curtain! An underrated Hitchcock I’d say…if anything, it’s worth watching for Lila Kedrova’s heartbreaking performance, it’s a shame she wasn’t at least Oscar nominated!

    Yes thats the name! I haven seen it in forever.

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    The Majestic with Jim Carrey

    The Aviator with Dicaprio

     

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