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Let's split this into two questions. First, is it plausible that a population of Russian emigrants from the White émigré population would sing this Soviet song. And second, was it the intention of the film makers to portray the Russian emigrants as influenced by Soviet culture. According to Wikipedia, Russian Americans came to America in four waves: the ...


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The movie is loosely based on a real story of Rubino Romeo Salmoni, Italian Jew who was kept in Fossoli Camp and later moved from there to Auschwitz (as 700 other Jews). Luckily he managed to survive the war and passed away in 2011 at the age of 91. Italians, being on Axis side, could follow their own politic about Jews. There were concentration camps and ...


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Novels are not typically accorded a high status as a primary source by historians because they have a purpose other than the truthful representation of the past as it was, as recreated from the documentary records of the past. Novels are incapable of "accuracy" in this sense. Similarly: plays and movies are incapable of historical accuracy. Novels may ...


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The biggest issue regarding comparing crime between then and now is that you just have to guess at a lot of it. This paper - unfortunately all I have access to is the abstract - talks about some of those reasons: https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/Abstract.aspx?id=74706 In a nutshell: Investigative techniques were much different than they are today. ...


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The points that Samuel raised are all valid, books don't really attempt to present a fair and balanced depiction of events, however I still think it's a good question, and to answer your question directly: Yes, for the most part it is pretty accurate, as long as you recognize the perspective that it's coming from. As the title suggests, the book is focused ...


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The Scenic Theatre in North Dakota claims to be the oldest continually operating theatre on its website. From their website footnote The oldest continually operating theatre in America* * Based on Box Office Magazine's published article on what they credited as the oldest in America & it was 17 years newer than the Scenic Theatre. They claim ...


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This is not political, this is nostalgic. I am an immigrant from Russia, and I've seen many, many times older immigrants singing or playing Soviet era songs, including Katyusha. One can hate the regime one and still love the country. Many songs, especially with mild or none political content, are being loved for the music and the music of the language many ...


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The two technologies never directly competed (as the question implies). The last Kinemacolor film was made in 1914, while the first Technicolor film wasn't made until 1917, and it doesn't appear to have entered serious usage until the 1920's. So the real question we are left with is why Technicolor succeeded, where the earlier technology failed. The main ...


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The Park Theatre in Estes Park, CO is the oldest continually operating theatre west of the Mississippi that was originally built as a motion picture theatre. Its owners now believe that all theaters east of the Mississippi that were older and originally built to be motion picture theaters have closed down in recent years It started playing first run ...


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The production designer for Die Nibelungen was the enormously creative Otto Hunte (b. 1881 d. 1960). In this photograph he is seen standing at far right, next to Fritz Lang. He was also in charge of production design for Metropolis, Der blaue Engel, Die drei von der Tankstelle and other classics of German cinema, sadly also including the Nazi big-budget ...


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This question is the subject of a lively debate among professional historians (non-professionals are also pitching in, but I'd rather not discuss their contributions at this stage, as per my impression they range from thought-stimulating cherry-picking to outright hackery). There is a recent (2009) review paper by Robert R. Dykstra: Quantifying the Wild ...


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In the San Francisco bay area, California - the Roxie Cinema built in 1909 is the oldest continiously operating theater, changed it's name 7 times starting with the name of C. H. Brown Theater in 1933 the name changed to the Roxie to this day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxie_Theater Another theater in the bay area in the town of Vallejo (V-Town), Ca. as ...


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The Graham Opera House, now known as the State Theater, in Washington, IA has been showing movies since 1894. At that time a local couple (Frank & Indiana Brinton) toured 35mm nitrate cellulose films and magic lantern slides around the Midwest in what were called 'Tab Shows'. The movie industry at that time was not taken seriously and was sometimes ...


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Yes, It was originally thought that the building housing the Priest Theatre, and built in 1910, was a storage facility for automobiles and not used as a theatre until 1926. However, during a campaign to do a required upgrade to digital projection, it was discovered during a history search of the building (via artifacts and articles found) that the theatre ...


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The Ruby Theatre in Chelan, Washington was built as a movie theatre by the Kingman brothers and opened in 1914. It has operated as a movie theatre since than. It is privately owned and continues to shown first run films. It has recently installed digital equipment in anticipation of its 100th birthday next year. Its auditorium is essentially the same as ...



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