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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #75 on: June 24, 2005, 10:41:49 PM »
Olga, Tatiana and Maria.

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #76 on: July 03, 2005, 08:15:32 PM »
Mashka
Remember that this film is about a WHOLE lot more that just NAOTMAA... ok?

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #77 on: July 09, 2005, 06:52:36 PM »
Thanks NAAOTMA. I'm pretty sure you're right.

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #78 on: November 30, 2005, 11:15:27 AM »
A brief review and many visually stunning stills from the film:

http://www.geocities.com/mushkah3/Russian_Ark.html

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #79 on: November 30, 2005, 12:56:51 PM »
I have seen this film twice thus far, once in a theatre and once at home on DVD. When I saw the film in the theatre, I had no idea what I was sitting down to watch. I was thrilled and confused for most of the film. It was like an Albert Camus time travel historical documentary. The costuming was wonderful! I would love to find out what the costuming budget was.

The second time I saw the film I think that I got my mind around the film or at least I think I did. It was much better the second viewing. Absolutely wonderful film!

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #80 on: December 01, 2005, 03:19:46 PM »
 :)

I loved this film - it was one of the most visually
imaginative and creative films I have ever seen -- and
another poster was right in that it does take multiple
screenings to get the full effect!

One continuous take -- I truly cannot believe that!  :o

Gorgeous, dreamlike -- don't try to make sense of it -
just watch it and enjoy it taking you along!

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #81 on: December 05, 2005, 08:00:27 PM »
See a pictorial review of "Making of Russian Ark" here:  

http://www.geocities.com/mushkah3/Russian-Ark.htm

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #82 on: March 18, 2007, 08:18:21 PM »
This movie is just brilliant, it is like an example of how a film should be.

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #83 on: March 31, 2007, 07:55:41 PM »
I've just watched the movie an hour ago, and I was pleasantly surprised! You have to get used to the narrative techniques, but very soon, I felt myself caught in the movie. The idea behind it was very original, and overall the acting was perfect for that kind of project. The Hermitage is magnificent!

Two scenes that I loved very much: the scene when Tsar Nikolaï I received the ambassador of Persia, and of course, when we see Nikolaï II and his family...


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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2007, 12:44:56 AM »
I'll be honest and say for the first 20 minutes i didn't really like the concept of the movie but i think it tends to grow on you as you get deeper and deeper into the movie and you feel yourself getting sucked in.

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #85 on: June 16, 2007, 12:06:47 PM »
I really enjoyed Russian Ark although I wouldn't recommend it to those who don't know Russian history very well. It does recreate some scenes extraordinarily well. It is a touch disjointed though and the narrator who goes from one era to the next is a touch confusing. For what it is though and the time it took to shoot the film it is quite remarkable.

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #86 on: August 05, 2007, 02:40:23 PM »
More from Russian Ark,mesmerizing....:
http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1186278764.html

http://members3.boardhost.com/Oranjes/msg/1186319483.html

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #87 on: August 05, 2007, 10:52:27 PM »
Russian Ark is wonderful in how it shows so much of the Winter Palace/Hermitage. I was there in January and it is truly an awe inspiring building. The other buildings that make up the Hermitage Museum are also incredible. St.Petersburg is truly a magnificent glittering gem which we must all try to protect. It is, dare I say. the most magnificent city in Europe. No other film has really been as successful as Russian Ark in recreating scenes of people in the Winter Palace from its rich past. To see the men in uniforms and the women in court dress on the main Jordan Staircase is simply incredible. To stand on this staircase is like nothing else on earth. Queen Elizabeth II on her visit was simply overwhelmed and it takes a lot to do that for her. Just let it all wash over you and enjoy the experience. It is spectacle. As for the costumes there are many in St.Petersburg. The Russians do all sorts of different historical films and have immense wardrobes of costumes. Going through the Hermitage Museum without knowing Russian history must be rather difficult for a tourist. The artworks are magnificent. I would also recommend the Russian State Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. The collections were divided. Seeing "The Queen of Spades" at the Mariinsky Theatre was also magnificent. It captures so beautifully aspects from the time of Catherine II.

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #88 on: November 26, 2008, 05:07:26 AM »
I have just recently watched this and was wondering if anyone knows in which palace that the magnificent ball scene at the end of the film was shot in?

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Re: Russian Ark
« Reply #89 on: November 26, 2008, 11:22:13 AM »
The whole film shot in one take was done at the Winter Palace in St P.
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