Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Лев Николаевич Толстой / Lev Nikolajevitsh Tolstoi. RU 1908. PC: Atelje A. Drankova. P: Aleksandr Drankov. /18 fps/ 12 min. Print: NFM, with English titles only. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki (Leo Tolstoy), 30 March 2010.

Ok quality of image, 18 fps too fast.

Leo Tolstoy hated the idea to be filmed, but the indefatigable Aleksandr Drankov persuaded him, and he was happy with the result. - Jasnaya Polyana. - The Kursk station. - The orator Maklanov. - The Tolstoy family. - The daughter Tatyana. - The grandchildren. - The morning walk at 5 o'clock with a special walking stick (the handle of which can also serve as a seat for sitting). - Winter scenes, children playing with the snow, attempting to ski, horses. - Every morning the beggars are expecting him to appear. - The ride with doctor Makovetsky. - Tolstoy embarks on a journey to Moscow. Three carriages. The wife Sofia Andreyevna. At the station of Koslova Zazieska. The children play. Embarking on the train. The Briansk station. - The Kanovniki house in Moscow, today the Tolstoy museum. - The return to Jasnaya Polyana.

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