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21st May '16 6:02:23 PM Random888
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was mainly shot in England, where none of it takes place. As a result of Beatty being denied permission to film in the U.S.S.R., the Russia scenes were shot in Finland, with Helsinki doubling for Petrograd (present-day St. Petersburg, Leningrad at the time of filming). The scenes set in Baku, Azerbaijan, were shot in Spain.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was mainly shot in England, where none of it takes place. As a result of Beatty being denied permission to film in the U.S.S.R., the Russia scenes were shot in Finland, with Helsinki doubling for Petrograd (present-day St. Petersburg, Leningrad at the time of filming). The scenes set in Baku, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan were shot in Spain.
22nd Apr '16 2:31:03 AM Random888
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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: In the argument between Jack Reed and Emma Goldman, this is a DiscussedTrope. Goldman feels the Bolsheviks have become so murderous that they are no longer worth supporting. Reed responds by accusing Goldman of having an unrealistically idealized view of revolution.
31st Mar '16 10:05:36 AM YT45
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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: The movie does explain very well why many radicals, initially, looked at the Russian Revolution positively. Louise Bryant pointed out that in the Soviet Union, women would be given voting rights which would not yet be a reality in America until 1920. Likewise, Lenin kept his promise to bring Russia out of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne when she noted that President Wilson promised that America would not enter that war.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: The movie does explain very well why many radicals, initially, looked at the Russian Revolution positively. Louise Bryant pointed out that in the Soviet Union, women would be given voting rights which would not yet be a reality in America until 1920.1920[[note]] Conveniently glossing over the fact that every "election" in the Soviet Union was a farce to legitimize whatever those in power (Lenin at the time) felt like doing, with people "voting" for whatever/whoever the Party told them to ''or else'', so take that for what it's worth[[/note]]. Likewise, Lenin kept his promise to bring Russia out of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne when she noted that President Wilson promised that America would not enter that war.
15th Feb '16 7:44:00 AM Random888
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The most significant aspect of the film is a documentary enhancement interviews with a number of venerable "witnesses", who may have known Reed, whose recollections of the period help to set the scene, bridge transitions and preserve a touching human perspective of these times. To gain perspective on the lives of Reed and Bryant, Beatty began filming the "witnesses" as early as 1971. Some of them are very well known, others less so. It is also noted, on a side note that this movie was released as as a sympathetic portrait of a well-known American communist (though it does point out Reed's flaws instead of bordering on HistoricalHeroUpgrade) in the very same year that Republican UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan became president.

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The most significant aspect of the film is a documentary enhancement interviews with a number of venerable "witnesses", who may have known Reed, whose recollections of the period help to set the scene, bridge transitions and preserve a touching human perspective of these times. To gain perspective on the lives of Reed and Bryant, Beatty began filming the "witnesses" as early as 1971. Some of them are very well known, others less so. It is also noted, on a side note that this movie was released as as a sympathetic portrait of a well-known American communist (though it does point out Reed's flaws instead of bordering on HistoricalHeroUpgrade) in the very same year that Republican UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan became president. \n[[note]]Incidentally, the movie was screened at the Reagan White House, with Beatty and Keaton in attendance. Despite their differing political views, Reagan and Beatty were old friends from Reagan's Hollywood days.[[/note]]
15th Feb '16 7:21:21 AM Random888
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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: In order to motivate a crowd of Muslims, Zinoviev uses this trope to replace Reed's call to class war with a call to jihad.

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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: In order to better motivate a crowd of Muslims, Zinoviev uses this trope to replace Reed's call to class war with a call to jihad.
15th Feb '16 7:20:42 AM Random888
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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: While trying to motivate a crowd of Muslims, Zinoviev uses this trope to replace Reed's call to class war with a call to jihad.

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* TranslationWithAnAgenda: While trying In order to motivate a crowd of Muslims, Zinoviev uses this trope to replace Reed's call to class war with a call to jihad.
15th Feb '16 7:07:49 AM Random888
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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: The movie does explain very well why many radicals, initially, looked at the Russian Revolution positively. Louise Bryant pointed out that in the Soviet Union, women would be given voting rights which would not yet be a reality in America until 1920. Likewise, Lenin kept his promise to bring Russia out of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne when she noted that President Wilson promised that America would not enter that war.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: The movie does explain very well why many radicals, initially, looked at the Russian Revolution positively. Louise Bryant pointed out that in the Soviet Union, women would be given voting rights which would not yet be a reality in America until 1920. Likewise, Lenin kept his promise to bring Russia out of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne when she noted that President Wilson promised that America would not enter that war.war.
* TranslationWithAnAgenda: While trying to motivate a crowd of Muslims, Zinoviev uses this trope to replace Reed's call to class war with a call to jihad.
15th Feb '16 6:46:13 AM Random888
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was mainly shot in England, where none of it takes place. As a result of Beatty being denied permission to film in the U.S.S.R., the Russia scenes were shot in Finland, with Helsinki doubling for Petrograd (present-day St. Petersburg). The scenes set in Baku, Azerbaijan, were shot in Spain.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was mainly shot in England, where none of it takes place. As a result of Beatty being denied permission to film in the U.S.S.R., the Russia scenes were shot in Finland, with Helsinki doubling for Petrograd (present-day St. Petersburg).Petersburg, Leningrad at the time of filming). The scenes set in Baku, Azerbaijan, were shot in Spain.
15th Nov '15 11:56:21 AM nombretomado
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The most significant aspect of the film is a documentary enhancement interviews with a number of venerable "witnesses", who may have known Reed, whose recollections of the period help to set the scene, bridge transitions and preserve a touching human perspective of these times. To gain perspective on the lives of Reed and Bryant, Beatty began filming the "witnesses" as early as 1971. Some of them are very well known, others less so. It is also noted, on a side note that this movie was released as as a sympathetic portrait of a well-known American communist (though it does point out Reed's flaws instead of bordering on HistoricalHeroUpgrade) in the very same year that Republican RonaldReagan became president.

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The most significant aspect of the film is a documentary enhancement interviews with a number of venerable "witnesses", who may have known Reed, whose recollections of the period help to set the scene, bridge transitions and preserve a touching human perspective of these times. To gain perspective on the lives of Reed and Bryant, Beatty began filming the "witnesses" as early as 1971. Some of them are very well known, others less so. It is also noted, on a side note that this movie was released as as a sympathetic portrait of a well-known American communist (though it does point out Reed's flaws instead of bordering on HistoricalHeroUpgrade) in the very same year that Republican RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan became president.
17th Oct '15 11:23:23 PM JulianLapostat
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was mainly shot in England, where none of it takes place. As a result of Beatty being denied permission to film in the U.S.S.R., the Russia scenes were shot in Finland, with Helsinki doubling for Petrograd (present-day St. Petersburg). The Middle East scenes were shot in Spain.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was mainly shot in England, where none of it takes place. As a result of Beatty being denied permission to film in the U.S.S.R., the Russia scenes were shot in Finland, with Helsinki doubling for Petrograd (present-day St. Petersburg). The Middle East scenes set in Baku, Azerbaijan, were shot in Spain.



* FullCircleRevolution: Hinted at towards the end. "If Bolshevism means the peasants taking the land, the workers taking the factories, then Russia's one place where there is no Bolshevism," says anarchist Emma Goldman. Reed, however, maintains faith in the Bolshevik cause to the end.

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* FullCircleRevolution: Hinted at towards the end. "If Bolshevism means the peasants taking the land, the workers taking the factories, then Russia's one place where there is no Bolshevism," says anarchist Emma Goldman. Reed, however, maintains faith in the Bolshevik cause to the end.end, pointing out that the absence of stable institutions in Russia and the poor quality of education of the peasants would mean that there would need to be centralization by the Revolutionary elite in order to bring any sort of modernisation.



* RedOctober: The initial Bolshevik overthrow of the Kerensky government is portrayed very positively, complete with a soaring chorus singing "The Internationale" in Russian. Louise contrasts the Bolsheviks fulfilling their promise to get Russia out of the war with UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson[='s=] broken campaign promise to keep the U.S. out of the war. Once the Bolsheviks are in power, however, it gets more... complicated. For instance, Reed discovers that communist bureaucrats are rewriting his speeches, replacing his high-minded ideals with political expediency.

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* RedOctober: The initial Bolshevik overthrow of the Kerensky government is portrayed very positively, complete with a soaring chorus singing "The Internationale" in Russian. Louise contrasts the Bolsheviks fulfilling their promise to get Russia out of the war with UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson[='s=] broken campaign promise to keep the U.S. out of the war. Once the Bolsheviks are in power, however, it gets more... complicated. For instance, slightly complicated in that Reed discovers that communist bureaucrats are is critical of the Soviet bureaucracy rewriting his speeches, replacing his high-minded ideals with political expediency.expediency. Despite this he defends the events and actions to Emma Goldman noting that they have an incredible task and responsibility.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: The movie does explain very well why many radicals, initially, looked at the Russian Revolution positively. Louise Bryant pointed out that in the Soviet Union, women would be given voting rights which would not yet be a reality in America until 1920. Likewise, Lenin kept his promise to bring Russia out of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne when she noted that President Wilson promised that America would not enter that war.
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