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comment by kleinbl00

Ahhh, but the USSR had films. I've seen some of 'em. There were some great ones. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, banned all cinema, and enforced that ban from the '80s onward.




FirebrandRoaring  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I've seen some of 'em.

Any favorites you can name?

    Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, banned all cinema

That's where the insane part comes in.

kleinbl00  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Solaris is great. Alexander Nevsky. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Neat. Any of the famous Soviet comedies?

kleinbl00  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not as of yet. Keep in mind, I grew up in the '80s, at a nuclear weapons lab in the middle of the New Mexico desert. Nevsky we had to order bootleg from a mail-order warehouse in New York. Solaris I didn't see until past college, despite loving sci fi. For some reason, though, we had tears on VHS at the local video store (the one, the only one).

I didn't even know Eolomea was a thing until like a couple years ago.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, now that you're living in a free world — if you have interest, here's a few films to start.

kleinbl00  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks! Bookmarked!

(and irony noted!)