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|Directed by||Yakov Protazanov|
|Written by||Fedor Ozep|
|Release date(s)||September 25, 1924|
|Running time||113 min. Yakov Alexandrovich Protazanov (Яков Александрович Протазанов ( January 23 ( O Igor Vladimirovich Ilyinsky (1901-1987 was the favorite comic actor of Vsevolod Meyerhold who starred in a number of his world-famous productions including Magnificent Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.|
Aelita (Russian: Аэлита), also known as Aelita: Queen of Mars, is a silent film directed by Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov made on Mezhrabpom-Rus film studio and released in 1924. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Gorky Film Studio (in Russian, Киностудия имени Горького is a Film studio in Moscow, Russian Federation Events Entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B It was based on Alexei Tolstoy's novel of the same name. Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi (Алексей Николаевич Толстой ( January 10, 1883 ( December 29, 1882 ( O Aelita (Аэлита also known as Aelita or The Decline of Mars is a 1923 Science fiction novel by Russian author Alexei Tolstoy Mikhail Zharov and Igor Ilyinsky were cast in leading roles. Mikhail Ivanovich Zharov ( October 27, 1900 - December 15, 1981) was one of the most celebrated Soviet actors People's Artist
Though the main focus of the story is the daily lives of a small group of people during the post-war Soviet Union, the enduring importance of the film comes from its early science fiction elements. It primarily tells of a young man, Loss, traveling to Mars in a rocket ship, where he leads a popular uprising against the king, with the support of Queen Aelita who has fallen in love with him after watching him through a telescope. A rocket or rocket vehicle is a Missile, Aircraft or other Vehicle which obtains Thrust by the reaction of the A telescope is an instrument designed for the observation of remote objects and the collection of Electromagnetic radiation. Probably the first full-length movie about space travel, the most notable part of the film remains its remarkable constructivist Martian sets and costumes designed by Aleksandra Ekster. Constructivism was an Artistic and architectural movement in Russia from 1919 onward which rejected the idea of " Art for art's sake " Alexandra Ekster or Exter ( Александра Александровна Экстер January 6, 1882 - March 17, 1949) was a Their influence can be seen in a number of later films, including the Flash Gordon serials and probably Fritz Lang's Metropolis. Flash Gordon is the hero of a Science fiction adventure Comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, which was first published on January 7, Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang ( December 5, 1890 &ndash August 2, 1976) was an Austrian German - American Metropolis is a silent Science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and Thea von Harbou. While very popular at first, the film later fell out of favor with the Soviet government and was thus very difficult to see until after the Cold War.
During the climax of the film, Gusev (the Bolshevik revolutionary soldier) stages a proletarian revolution with Queen Aelita's help. The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists ( Большевик Большевист (singular, derived from bolshe, "more" were a faction The proletariat (from Latin la ''proles'' "offspring" is a term used to identify a lower Social class; a member of such a class is proletarian While these scenes may seem propagandistic, in some ways the movie is anti-revolutionary. Both Gusev and Loss escape to Mars because of their dissatisfaction with domestic life; Gusev's wife is over-protective and he longs for revolution, and Los seemingly kills his wife in passionate anger. Furthermore, Aelita allows the revolution to happen only so that she can overthrow the dictatorship that keeps her from ruling. A dictator is an Authoritarian ruler (eg Absolutist or autocratic) who assumes sole and absolute power without hereditary ascension such as an Absolute After the army falls under the sway of the revolutionaries, Aelita commands the soldiers to force the worker slaves back underground. Loss kills Aelita to stop her from taking over, seeing her as his wife - he then wakes up, aware that the scenes on Mars were entirely fantasy, and goes home to find that his wife is still alive.
Aelita's manipulation is directly opposed to what she represents to Los, and serves as a stunning reminder of how revolution can go wrong. The not-so-subtle implications of Aelita's manipulation of the revolution obviously point towards Lenin's own revolution. While Natasha (Loss' wife) is presented as a symbol of communism and the movie has a decidedly pro-communist stance, revolution is carried out by flawed characters, all of whom are opposed to the domestic life the director so lovingly presents. Indeed, Protazanov's film points not to revolution as a tool for growth, but rather rebuilding - the Russian Revolution isn't the backdrop for the film, but rather Lenin's New Economic Policy period of mild capitalism used for rebuilding after World War I. For the Malaysian New Economic Policy see Malaysian New Economic Policy. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All
According to another reading of the film, the character of Aelita represents the forces of the Russian Provisional Government of February to October 1917, or that of the German SPD, both having recently taken the leadership of popular revolutions, but then trying to restrict them by siding with repression and counter-revolution. The Russian Provisional Government was formed in Petrograd in 1917 after the February Revolution and the Abdication