Christopher Tremoglie

ctremo@sas.upenn.edu
Articles by Christopher Tremoglie

May Day: A History

The first of May has been celebrated around the world for centuries. Known as “May Day,” the holiday originated in revelries anticipating the coming of spring in the Northern Hemisphere — and with it, a sense of physical and spiritual renewal. Over the years, this festive rite of spring evolved into a celebration synonymous with workers’ rights, socialism, and the Soviet Union. But what does May Day mean today?

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Soviet Cinema Lives! Montage, the Kuleshov Effect, and “Game of Thrones”

Over a century of use, early Soviet film techniques have demonstrated their flexibility and power, whether they are deployed to introduce Soviet viewers to Lenin’s New Economic Policy or chronicle the ascension of Jon Snow to “King of the North” for contemporary American television audiences.

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