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  1. Hannah Martin

    I absolutely love that you focused on something that is positive from this time period! I know that this film is from 1934, but it was right before his Great Purges, some of the most atrocious crimes against humanity that the world has ever seen and it’s so refreshing to see a film that’s so light-hearted and silly. It really shows that Russia was determined to move on from the past and find a new, brighter future.

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  2. amy925

    I blogged about Russian opera this week, and it was quite sad to read about the negative consequences that occurred simply because they were using their creative talent. It is nice to see that the Russian people were able to enjoy comedic movies in a tough time!

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  3. A. Nelson

    Like Leah’s post on Socialist Realism in film and literature (http://blogs.lt.vt.edu/leahw93/2013/10/10/the-richest-in-ideas/) this post does a great job highlighting the importance of optimism to popular appeal in the mass culture of the thirties. “Happy go Lucky Guys” are not the first thing that come to mind when you think of the Soviet Union in this period, but they sure played in important role in the culture of the time!

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  7. Hans Karl

    I absolutely love that you focused on something that is positive from this time period! Thanks

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