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#3: Grigori Kozintsev - A. Moskvin - Dmitri Shostakovich - Leonid Trauberg

 

   


ANDREI MOSKVIN

 

Born: 14 February 1901, St. Petersburg, Russia, as Andrei Nikolayevich Moskvin [Андрей Николаевич Москвин].

Died: 28 February 1961, Leningrad, USSR, during the prod of 'Hamlet'.

Career: Started his artistic career in the FEKS (or FEX) [Fabrika Eccentricheskovo Aktyora/Factory of the Eccentric Actor], founded by Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg, a.o. in Petrograd in 1921.

Taught cinematography at the VGIK, Moscow.

Publications: Wrote the essay (with Yevgeni Mikhailov) 'The Cameraman's Part in Making a Film'. Yakov Leonidovich Butovsky wrote the book 'Andrei Moskvin - Kinooperator' [2000].

Awards: Honored Art Worker of the Republic [January 1935]; Locarno IFF 'Best Cinematography' Award [1946; shared] for 'Ivan Groznyj I'.


"Ivan the Terrible"


 FILMS

1924

N+N+N/Nini, nalog, nepriatnost'/Nini, the Tax Trouble [Vladimir Shmidthof] b&w; short/13m; cph: Nikolay Efremov

1925

Devyatoye yanvarya/The Ninth of January/Bloody Sunday/Black Sunday [Vyacheslav Viskovsky] b&w; cph: Alexander Dalmatov (& Albert Kuhn)

1925

Chyortovo koleso/The Devil's Wheel/Sailor from the Aurora [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w

1926

Shinel/The Cloak/The Overcoat [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w; 65m; cph: Yevgeni Mikhailov

1926

Katka - bumazhnyj ranet/Katka's Reinette Apples [Friedrich (Fridrikh) Ermler & Eduard Johanson] b&w; cph: Yevgeni Mikhailov

1926

Bratishka/Brother/The Little Brother [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w; 57m

1927

S.V.D. - Soyuz velikogo dela/ES.VE.DE./Union of the Great Cause/The Club of the Big Deed [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w

1927

Turbina nomer tri/Turbine No. 3 [Semyon Timoshenko] b&w; 50m; cph: Svyatoslav Belyaev

1927

Chuzhoy pidzhak/Alien Jacket/Somebody Else's [Boris Shpis] b&w; 63m; cph: Ivan Tikhomirov

1928

Novy Vavilon/The New Babylon/Storming Heaven [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w; cph: Yevgeni Mikhailov

1930

Odna/Alone [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w; made as a silent film, but released in 1931 with music + fragments of dialogue; restored in 1966; music restoration in 2003

1931

Gopak/Ukrainian Folk Dance [Mikhail Tsekhanovsky] b&w; exp short/11m

1932

Gail Muscovites/Hail Moscow [Vladimir Shmidthof] b&w; cph: Pavel Posypkin

1932

Puteshestviye v SSSR/Travel to the USSR [?] ?

1934

Yunost Maksima/The Youth of Maxim/Bolshevik/Maxim Trilogy, Part 1 [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w

1936

Vozvrashcheniye Maksima/The Return of Maxim/Maxim Trilogy, Part 2 [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w

1938

Vyborgskaya storona/The Vyborg Side/New Horizons/Maxim Trilogy, Part 3 [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w; 121m; cph: Georgi Filatov

1939

Karl Marx [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] unrealized

1941

Velikiy lekar'/The Great Healer [?] unfinished

1941

Eto i yest' Leningrad/This is the Leningrad [?] ?

 

 

1942

Odnazhdy nochyu/Once Upon a Night/Dark Is the Night [Grigori Kozintsev] b&w; short/35m; seg #2 of 'Nashi devushki/Our Girls'; seg #1 dir by Abram Room)

1942

Yunyy Frits/The Young Fritz [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w; short/25m

1943

Aktrisa/Actress [Leonid Trauberg] b&w; restored in 1972

 

[Right] with dir Sergei Eisenstein [seated] and actor Nikolai Cherkasov - "Ivan Groznyj"

 

1943

Ivan Groznyj (I)/Ivan the Terrible (, Part One) [Sergei Eisenstein] b&w; int ph; ext ph: Eduard Tisse; 2uc: Viktor Dombrovsky; filmed April 1943 & January-June 1944; editing completed in June 1944

1944

Ivan Groznyj (II): Boyarsky zagovor/Ivan the Terrible (, Part II): The Boyars' Plot [Sergei Eisenstein] b&w-c; int ph + color seq; ext ph: Eduard Tisse; 2uc: Viktor Dombrovsky; filmed 1943-45; editing completed in January 1946; banned and shelved by the authorities; released in 1958

1944

Ivan Groznyj (III) [Sergei Eisenstein] draft editing of 4 reels in January 1946; footage destroyed by the authorities in August 1946

1945

Prostiye lyudi/Plain People/Simple People [Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg] b&w; cph: Anatoli Nazarov; banned; released in 1956

1947

Pirogov [Grigori Kozintsev] b&w; cph: Anatoli Nazarov & Nisson Shifrin

1951

Belinsky/Belinski [Grigori Kozintsev] b&w; cph: Sergei Ivanov, Mark Magidson & Lev Sokolsky; released 1953

1953

Bol'shoye serdtse/A Big Heart [?] unfinished

1953

Aušra prie Nemuno/Nad Nemanom rassvet/Dawn over the Neman/The Dawn by the River Niemen [Aleksandr Faintsimmer, Andrei Apsolon & Adolf Bergunker] c

 

 

1954

Ovod/The Gadfly [Aleksandr Faintsimmer] c; released 1955

1956

Don Kikhot/Don Quixote [Grigori Kozintsev] ss/c; int ph; int cph: Apollinaris Dudko; ext ph: Jonas Gricius & Eduard Rozovskii; released 1957

1957

Rasskazy o Lenine/Stories About Lenin [Sergei Yutkevich] b&w-c; color ph; b&w ph: Yevgeni Andrikanis, Amin Akhmetov & Vyacheslav Fastovich

 

 

1959

Dama s sobachkoi/The Lady with the Dog/The Lady with the Little Dog [Yosif Kheifits] b&w; cph: Dmitri Meskhiev

1961

Gamlet/Hamlet [Grigori Kozintsev] A. Moskvin died during filming; his pupil Jonas Gricius finished the film; released in 1964