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    Post  nomadski on Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:51 pm


    I have a question for Russian film industry . Why Russia not make films for export market ? Just look at RT . How well it is doing . Like a breath of fresh air . Someone once said Russia lost big time to Hollywood . The only Russian film I saw was the one about that space planet brain . The one about good versus evil. And another about love story in Baku fishermen pick up a sailor . Chinese made film about flying daggers . India made films about love story singing . And Hollywood made gangster films . Even Iran made film with universal appeal to world market . Don't Russians know there is money to be made in film ? They are in good position to make film for international market . With universal appeal . The language problem is easy . Just for every scene . Two takes . One English . One Russian . One for export . One domestic . Or make it easy for dubbing . I am tired of Hollywood . State joint venture with private sector to start up . Make Moscowood film . Make Russia known to world also .


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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:36 pm

    nomadski wrote:
    I have a question for Russian film industry . Why Russia not make films for export market ? Just look at RT . How well it is doing . Like a breath of fresh air . Someone once said Russia lost big time to Hollywood . The only Russian film I saw was the one about that space planet brain . The one about good versus evil. And another about love story in Baku fishermen pick up a sailor . Chinese made film about flying daggers . India made films about love story singing . And Hollywood made gangster films . Even Iran made film with universal appeal to world market . Don't Russians know there is money to be made in film ? They are in good position to make film for international market . With universal appeal . The language problem is easy . Just for every scene . Two takes . One English . One Russian . One for export . One domestic . Or make it easy for dubbing . I am tired of Hollywood . State joint venture with private sector to start up . Make Moscowood film . Make Russia known to world also .


    Some Russian movies had important international display, many from Timur Bekmambetov (his Night Watch/Day Watch series. He also worked out of Russia, with his Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). He is not exactly my style, but then just to show that some Russian movies are shown abroad.
    Also, here in Argentina (which is not exactly a country close to Russia, be geographically or culturally) I could watch on cable TV "22 Minuty", the film about the rescue of the kidnapped ship "Moskovski Universitet" by Somalian pirates. Once in a while I find Russian movies in cable here.
    Then, Russia and the former Soviet countries is a big market, and most Russian movies are thought for it. If you look around, you can find Russian movies with subtitles. This is what I do. And I find much more interesting then expecting Russians to make movies for export, which then would most likely be copies of Hollywood movies: as Bekmambetov do.
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    Post  nomadski on Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:24 pm

    Hello SVY,

    Thanks for your reply . Good to know . What you said . About alternate cinema . Subtitles . And satellite or cable TV . I can not afford cable or satellite TV. Where I live there is no alternate cinema . I have no money to buy dvd . I get free broadcast . Using old fashioned TV arieal . Digital TV signal . I have a twenty year old TV . Most films I see are American Hollywood . I like them a little . But get tired of them also . Predictable . Nothing new . Sometimes the odd intellectual swedish film comes up . But again subtitles . And no exciting shooting or barbarism . I am sadly hooked on junk . And have modest means . And so are a large portion of the planet's population . Starving people in concentration camp of WWII . Were given food . But they were not used to it and died . Russia broadcasts news from RT . I watch this . But for entertainment , I am forced to watch Rambo . Where he kills all the Russians and Germans and Iranian and Muslims ....I need a film called Rambofski . Where he kills some yanks and some terrorists and builds a hospital in the end .......made for TV. Good quality but not high budget . Sold to TV companies for TV broadcast . Or on RT . For evening entertainment .
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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:26 am

    Mosfilm (Russia's biggest studio) has its own channel in Youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/mosfilm
    Many complete films (mostly from the Soviet era) can be watched for free. Many with subtitles. Better than nothing. Some are classics still widely watched in Russia today, like "The White Sun of the Desert", highly recommeded:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPOwblHNOnQ&list=PL4dWJMOQ_a1TPLZbU-K3ic_HODgNTppT9&index=17
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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:27 am

    They also have a quite recent (from 2012) and excellent war movie (I already watched it) in Youtube, "White Tiger":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiGDJ5-dXaI&list=PL4dWJMOQ_a1TPLZbU-K3ic_HODgNTppT9&index=25
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    Post  Firebird on Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:36 pm

    nomadski wrote:
    I have a question for Russian film industry . Why Russia not make films for export market ? Just look at RT . How well it is doing . Like a breath of fresh air . Someone once said Russia lost big time to Hollywood . The only Russian film I saw was the one about that space planet brain . The one about good versus evil. And another about love story in Baku fishermen pick up a sailor . Chinese made film about flying daggers . India made films about love story singing . And Hollywood made gangster films . Even Iran made film with universal appeal to world market . Don't Russians know there is money to be made in film ? They are in good position to make film for international market . With universal appeal . The language problem is easy . Just for every scene . Two takes . One English . One Russian . One for export . One domestic . Or make it easy for dubbing . I am tired of Hollywood . State joint venture with private sector to start up . Make Moscowood film . Make Russia known to world also .



    Thats a really good post. I'm British born, but of Russian descent on one half of my family. So Ru-English productions would really interest me, and I'm sure vast numbers of others.

    If a programme is REALLY good, it can work with subtitles. I'm thinking KIngdom, the German series. And Gomorrah, the Italian mafia one. Also Matrioshki, the Belgian one. All appeared on British TV.

    But yes, dual takes would be terrific.

    I'd tried to find Londongrad, the Russian series filmed in... (duh!) London. But I can't find it on the Net. Perhaps VKontakte will have it.

    I'm really bored of Hollywood. They might speak English, but the culture is just alien. We watch US films only because we're "forced" to. The British film industry (outside of hideous Victorian dramas etc) is really small, much like the TV industry in some areas.

    Over the next couple of years, I'm considering scaling back the business I'm currently in.
    My idea is to write film/TV scripts (I've already got some stuff part  finished). Russia has so many interesting places to film, and its history would really work well. And also, Russia and Europe DO have links, so it would work, plotwise and in terms of getting people interested.

    The last big budget US film I watched had British actors but after 20mins I thought "why the fuck am I watching all this again, America is an alien world, I can't identify with it in this film". So I switched over channels.
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    Post  nomadski on Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:57 pm

    I have a question for sukhoi company of Russia . Iran tried to buy Boeing and Airbus passenger planes . But there seems to be problems there . Iran also considered buying sukhoi passenger jet . But Iranians said there were problems with tail section of plane? And they just decided to lease them instead for evaluation purposes . Can Russian aviation with such illustrious history make a plane with working tail ? Tail does not contain soup or bananas . Only possible cause is simple hydraulics .

    If problem is not the plane tail . Can someone provide info on this . And reliability . In this case the problem is on Iranian official making political problem . I want to know . I support sukhoi company . For civil aviation . Because Iran also wants to buy fighters from Sukhoi . Much better than Boeing . That produce fighters . That Iran has to fight one day .

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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:41 pm

    Have no idea what you are talking about, never heard of any problem with tail section of Sukhoi SuperJet. Anyway, selling this aircraft to Iran would be complicated, as it has a lot of Western (US, European) components, which would be subject to sanctions. But soon perhaps Russia could offer the MS-21, which will have a 100% Made in Russia version since the start.
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    Post  nomadski on Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:47 pm


    @svy

    Thanks for your reply . As I also suspected , that tail section would have very little that could go wrong with it anyways . To my mind this is a problem on Iranian side . But Russians can provide evidence of reliability to Iranian politicians . So no official can make accusation and trouble . Hope new all Russian made plane becomes available soon . I think both countries can form joint venture company of shared capital including China and India in building competitor aircraft to break western monopoly in important market .
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    Post  andalusia on Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:17 am

    I know the Russian empire had Alaska but I think the long distance away from the rest of the country means they couldn't protect it military. What if Russia kept Alaska do you guys think the USSR or Russian Empire could have protected it from the US during the Russian Revolution in 1917 or during or after World War II? I think it would have been difficult. These two articles do a good job of explaining the situation.

    https://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/why-didnt-russia-sell-alaska-to-canada.htm

    https://brainly.com/question/8492629

    https://sputniknews.com/politics/201507311025262334/

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