о русской музыки и кино 2

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last posted July 12, 2016, 12:24 p.m.

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Several years ago, I'd run across the pastiche, with several Pliasova-worthy moves

"Cossack Dance is not a Crime!"

and more recently the "karaoke comedy"

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which was not only written and produced in a very Bollywood style, but was even marketed in proper Bollywood fashion, by going around to smaller markets and getting the locals to sing hit songs from the movie, eg:

but today I learned that neither the pastiche nor the movie was that big a crossover, because if we go partway between russia and india, we find the local music and dance also lies on that continuum.

"Dagestan Lezginka"

(and some amount of culture flows from russia towards india, as well: for instance, the chechen commander in the following movie may speak a local language [subtitled] in the rest of the video, but I'm pretty sure he says "Poyekhali!" when telling his men, "let's roll!")

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