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Uniform Title Aėlita (Motion picture). English
Title Aelita / Flicker Alley ; based upon the novel by A. Tolstoy ; produced in the U.S.S.R. by Mezhrabpom-Russ ; directed by Yakov Protazanov ; adaptation by Fydor Otsep and Alexiei Faito
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (112 min.)): sound, black and white
Summary Aelita is a Socialist science fiction spectacle and in 1924 was the first big-budget movie from Soviet Russia. It is an adventure about Los, an engineer living in Moscow, who dreams of Aelita, the Queen of Mars, and builds a spaceship to take him to her. They fall in love, but Los soon finds himself embroiled in a proletarian uprising to establish a Martian Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Analysis Early Film
Film Studies
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 1924
Based on the novel by Aleksey Nikolayevic Tolstoy
Restored version with new English intertitles and a new piano score by Alexander Rannie based upon themes by Sergei Prokofiev
Credits Photography, Yuri Zhelyabuzhsky, E. Shoneman ; set design, Sergei Kozlovsky, Alexandra Exter, Isaac Rabinovich, Victor Simo ; music, Alex Rannie
Performer Yulia Solntseva, Valentina Kuinzhi, Nikolai Batalov, Igor Ilinsky
Notes Silent film with English intertitles and musical accompaniment
Online resource; title from title frames (Kanopy, viewed March 24, 2022)
SUBJECT Tolstoy, Aleksey Nikolayevich, graf, 1883-1945 -- Film adaptations
Tolstoy, Aleksey Nikolayevich, graf, 1883-1945 fast
Subject Human-alien encounters -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Engineers -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- Drama
Martians -- Drama
Streaming video.
Internet videos.
streaming video.
Man-woman relationships
Human-alien encounters
SUBJECT Outer space -- Drama
Subject Outer space
Russia (Federation) -- Moscow
Genre/Form Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Science fiction films
Silent films
Silent films.
Science fiction films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Films muets.
Films de science-fiction.
Films de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Protazanov, I︠A︡kov Aleksandrovich, 1881-1945, film director.
Ot︠s︡ep, Fedor Aleksandrovich, 1895-1949, screenwriter.
Faito, Alexiei, screenwriter
Kozlovsky, Sergei
Exter, Alexandra.
Rabinovich, Isaak Moiseevich, 1894-1961 new subfield
Simo, Victor
Solnt︠s︡eva, I︠U︡. I. (I︠U︡lii︠a︡ Ippolitovna), actor.
Kuinzhi, Valentina, actor
Batalov, Nikolaĭ Petrovich, 1899-1937, actor.
Ilʹinskiĭ, Igorʹ, 1901-1987, actor.
Tolstoy, Aleksey Nikolayevich, graf, 1883-1945. Aėlita
Mezhrabpom-Rusʹ (Firm), production company.
Flicker Alley (Firm), film distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), film distributor.
Other Titles Aelita, Queen of Mars
Yakov Protazanov's Aelita