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Russian Author Aleksey Tolstoy’s 1923 Science Fiction Novel Brought To The Silver Screen By Soviet Filmmaker Yakov Protazanov In This 1924 Sci-Fi Film Classic Starring Nikolai Tseretelli and Valentina Kuindzhi, The Film Whose Influence Can Be Seen In Other Cinema Greats Like Fritz Lang's "Woman In The Moon" And "Metropolis", "Flash Gordon" And "Flight To Mars", Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, Silent Film With English Title Cards & Stereo Piano Soundtrack, 1 Hour 53 Minutes.) #Aelita #AelitaQueenOfMars #AelitaFilm #YakovProtazanov #NikolaiTseretelli #ValentinaKuindzhi #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #Cinema #RussianCinema #SovietCinema #CinemaOfTheSovietUnion #CinemaOfTheUSSR #AlekseyNikolayevichTolstoy #AlexeyNikolaevichTolstoy #ComradeCount #TheRedCount #ScienceFiction #SciFi #Literature #RussianLiterature #SovietLiterature #LiteratureOfTheSovietUnion #LiteratureOfTheUSSR #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Fedor Ozep (Screenplay), Aleksey Tolstoy (Novel)
Yuliya Solntseva ... Aelita, Queen of Mars
Igor Ilyinsky ... Kravtsov - amateur sleuth
Nikolai Tsereteli ... Engineer Los / Spiridinov
Nikolai Batalov ... Gusev, Red Army Soldier
Vera Orlova ... Nurse Masha
Aelita, also known as Aelita: Queen of Mars, is a silent science fiction film directed by Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov made at the Mezhrabpom-Rus film studio and released in 1924. It was based on Alexei Tolstoy's 1923 novel of the same name. Nikolai Tseretelli and Valentina Kuindzhi were cast in leading roles. Though the main focus of the story is the daily lives of a small group of people during the post-war Soviet Union, the enduring importance of the film comes from its early science fiction elements. It primarily tells of an engineer named Mstislav Sergeyevich Los who travels to Mars in a rocket ship, where he leads a popular uprising against the ruling group of Elders, with the support of Queen Aelita who has fallen in love with him after watching him through a telescope. In its performances in the cinemas in Leningrad, Dmitri Shostakovich played on the piano the music he provided for the film. In the United States, Aelita was edited and titled by Benjamin De Casseres for release in 1929 as Aelita: Revolt of the Robots. One of the earliest full-length films about space travel, the most notable part of the film remains its remarkable constructivist Martian sets by Isaac Rabinovich and Victor Simov and costumes designed by Aleksandra Ekster. Their influence can be seen in a number of later films, including the Flash Gordon serials, Fritz Lang's films Metropolis and Woman in the Moon, and later Liquid Sky; parts of the plot were loosely adapted for the 1951 film Flight to Mars. While very popular at first, the film later fell out of favor with the Soviet government and was thus very difficult to see until after the Cold War.