The Cranes are Flying

    Films
    Friday June 27, 2014 @ 9:30 PM


    Free ticket with a $10 K2 minimum.

    1957, Russia (USSR), Mikhail Kalatozov, 97 min.
    Starring Tatyana Samojlova, Aleksey Batalov, and Vasili Merkuryev

    Movie Medicine Facts

    One of the most notable features of the film is cinematographer Sergei Uruseveky's then ground-breaking use of hand-held cameras. He learned how to film like this as a military cameraman during the war.

    This film is a favorite of both Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

    Mikhail Kalatozov spent several years in Los Angeles on a diplomatic assignment where he acquired an admiration for the works of Frank Borzage, King Vidor and Vincente Minnelli.

     

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