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ALEXANDER NEVSKY. Sergei Eisenstein, dir. (in collaboration with D. I. Vasiliev). USSR: Mosfilm, 1938. Sergei Prokofiev, music.

Historical drama. Combined with Prokofiev's score, Eisenstein's presentation of the Teutonic Knights riding forth in geometrical formation strongly suggests mechanized (Panzer) units. Viewers in the late 20th and 21st centuries may also see a hint of the robotic.

RDE, initial; finishing 20Jun22