Ivan the Terrible

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Juni 2003



Eisenstein's last, unfinished masterpiece is a strange, complex and haunting film. Commissioned personally by Stalin in 1941, "Ivan the Terrible" placed Eisenstein in the paradoxical situation of having to glorify Stalinist tyranny in the image of Ivan without sacrificing his own artistic and political integrity--or his life. Drawing on sources that include Eisenstein's personal archive and the memoirs of those involved in the film's making, Joan Neuberger's vivid account reveals how, in almost impossible circumstances, Eisenstein managed to create a film of cinematic innovation, intellectual depth and political critique. She reveals the film to be both a great work of art and a product of the time and place in which it was made.


Joan Neuberger is Professor of History and Director of the Russian, East European and Eurasian Centre, The University of Texas at Austin.


Modern Language Review: "often perceptive discussion of the aesthetic devices employed in the film" "particularly thoughtful and well-informed assessment of the visual imagery" "the book can be recommended as a useful guide to viewers of the DVD version of Eisenstein's masterpiece"
EAN: 9781860645600
ISBN: 1860645607
Untertitel: 'KINOfiles Film Companion'. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2003
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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