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Ivan the Terrible
     

Ivan the Terrible

by Yuri Tsivian
 
Ivan The Terrible (1944/46) was envisaged by its director, Sergei Eisenstein as a trilogy. But, Eisenstein died before begining the third part. Part One had been a resounding success, winning a Stalin prize, but Part Two met with the Kremlin's disfavour and was eventually banned until 1958. Using research gathered from Soviet archives, Yuri Tsivian offers an insight

Overview

Ivan The Terrible (1944/46) was envisaged by its director, Sergei Eisenstein as a trilogy. But, Eisenstein died before begining the third part. Part One had been a resounding success, winning a Stalin prize, but Part Two met with the Kremlin's disfavour and was eventually banned until 1958. Using research gathered from Soviet archives, Yuri Tsivian offers an insight into Eisenstein's grand project. He reconstructs the director's "mental film" that underlies the finished work. The book attempts to follow the train of thought that connect the aesthetic construction and visual design of the film to Eisenstein's knowldege of iconography and painting, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Shakespeare and Balzac - and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851708348
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
BFI Film Classics Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.01(d)

Meet the Author

Yuri Tsivian was born in Latvia and received his Ph.D. from the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema in 1984. He is Professor of Art History and Cinema Studies at the University of Chicago and author of Silent Witnesses: Russian Films, 1908-1919 (1989), Early Cinema in Russia and its Cultural Reception (1994), and, in collaboration with Yuri Lotman, Dialogues with the Screen (1994).

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