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Fight the Beast!

It has always been a thrilling show – two men fighting one another. More or less, their chances are equal. No weapons, no outside assistance. Read More

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The Wind Blows Dangerously







Some fairy tales have vicious characters, which are capable to do harm with gale-strength winds. Evil magicians relish their ability to wreak havoc on ordinary people. Stormy tricks of the magicians have been shot magnificently by gifted moviemakers of different epochs. Let’s review a few examples of this kind of special effects.

 

Amazing fantasy film Ilya MurometsИлья

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How Hollywood Borrowed from Soviet Movies






I don't know for sure, whether it was deliberate plagiarism or simply another instance of coincidence, when Hollywood filmmakers imitated scenes from some Soviet movies.


«Илья Муромец» (Ilya Muromets, directed by Alexander Ptushko, produced by Mosfilm Studios, 1956) is an epic fantasy about Russian folk hero of the same ...

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