Viy

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The Pete Seeger post below aside, I wouldn't want to be taken as some kind of hard-line opponent of Communist cultural products. Last night, for example, some friends and I watched Viy, a Soviet horror film based on the Gogol short story of the same name, and it's pretty fascinating; taking a broad theatrical approach that you don't often see in movies, combined with some unusual uses of camera motion and perspective.

I'd never seen a movie based on a Gogol story before, but in retrospect it seems like very promising source material since he has plenty of narratives that work nicely at film length without extensive cutting. Are there others out there that people would recommend? Plus, he's funny. I suppose the unreliable narrative of The Nose would be hard to pull off, but someone should try.