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The hunt for the true October [videorecording]

an Opus Television production for S4C International ; producers, J. Mervyn Williams, Amanda Rees.
Video; DVD
"On the night of October 24, 1917, a police patrol stopped two men on the streets of St. Petersburg, but failing to recognize their quarry, the police let them pass. One of them, disguised as a tramp, was the future founder and leader of the Soviet Union: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. In this program, Cambridge University's Orlando Figes, author of A people's tragedy, and Vitaly Startsev, of St. Petersburg Herzen University, investigate the circumstances of the October Revolution, exploding the popular myths reinforced by Sergei Eisenstein's film October and exploring the what-ifs that could have led to democracy in Russia instead of dictatorship"--Container.
Narrator, Daniel Evans.
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25 min.
Originally produced for television in 1999.
Variant title
Subtitle on cassette label:
Real Russian revolution
Red chapters
Series statement
Red chapters
Red chapters.
Camera, Haydn Denman ; editor, John Gillanders ; music, Jocelyn Pook, Harvey Brough ; contributors, Vitaly Startsov, Orland Figes.
Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [c2003], c2000.
Publisher no.
FFH 10518 Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Terms of use
Public preformance rights secured.
1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. DVD.
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