Ivan the Terrible
Author : Joan NEUBERGER
Edition : I.B.Tauris, 2003
ISBN 1860645607, 9781860645600
145 pages
Langue : English
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Period : 1943 - 1948
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 revealsthe film to be both a great work of art and a product of the time and place in which it was made.
Subjects : cinema history,
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