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New Left Review 21, May-June 2003


Tony Wood on Margarita Tupitsyn, Malevich and Film. The reasons why Russia’s greatest avant-garde artist preferred Dziga Vertov to Sergei Eisenstein.

TONY WOOD

A SUPREMATIST CINEMA?

In September of 1920, Sergei Eisenstein was on his way back to Moscow from the Western front of the Russian Civil War, where he had been involved in the work of the agit-prop trains. He passed through ‘a strange provincial town’, around 250 miles west of Moscow in what is today Belarus.

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