Talk:Bezhin Meadow

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    Disconnect between Turgenev & Morozov

    Turgenev died 40~ years before Morozov's tale was popularized. Figure out where and how the two tales intersect and detail this from sources (seems like Eisinstein and company blended the literary and folklore stories)

    • Find decent screen caps (1-2)
    • Find Soviet title card
    • Find out copyright status on images (pretty sure they're free now)

    Go through all sources on here; find more.


    Build out this section (more modern sources)

    Story + Turgenev

    Build up section on literary aspects, article may end up as a short one on the story, and a longer on the film


    Needs a lead.

    I want to help build this out[edit]

    I want to bring this article to FA status. I found it fascinating the more I read about it.

    I have started to compile sources at User:Lawrence Cohen/work/Bezhin Meadow. If possible, would anyone here be able to help me drum up more and post them to my page there (feel free to edit it)? I'd be willing to do the bulk of the heavy lifting, if needed. Thanks! Lawrence Cohen 20:16, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

    Needed sections and info[edit]

    To build out the article further...


    Overview, of course. Its such a rich topic I'm waiting to build this out myself till the subsections are done even though its not proper in the interim.

    The original story, and Pavlik

    More sourced information on the both the Turgenev original story, and the tale of Pavlik. The current section is basically material from the Pavlik article, which was not heavily sourced. 1-2 paragraphs, maybe 3?


    More on what led to the film's creation, and why it was filmed. 1-2 paragraphs?

    Production section

    Not one yet, possibly another paragraph. I want to pore through the collection of sources I already found for more technical information on the filming. The societal and general information is largely covered I think

    Film Plot

    I think I may need to download the film from somewhere. Another full paragraph, most likely. It's not a long film.


    Detailed information on it's legacy. What was it's impact on the Soviet Union? The rest of the world? How did it affect Soviet cinema and the arts? What about the rest of the world?

    Study or Analysis of Bezhin Meadow

    There are an amazing number of books, essays, and materials on this film that was never finished, properly screened, or released. Could be a good section.

    Any other suggestions? Lawrence Cohen 21:14, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

    Moscow, we have a problem[edit]

    Failure? I recognize there's an issue of NPOV to be dealt with, & I frankly don't have a better word in mind, but calling a film that was suppressed by the Sov gov't a failure strikes me as NPOV in a pro-Sov direction... TREKphiler hit me ♠ 04:41, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

    Err, so do you think a film no one ever saw should be regarded as a success? The reasons for its failure are heavily discussed in the article, so I cannot see what your complaint is. -- (talk) 13:32, 22 March 2009 (UTC)