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Russian ark : Alexander Sokurov

Author: Birgit Beumers
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2016. ©2016
Series: KinoSputnik, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Released in 2002, Russian Ark drew astonished praise for its technique: shot with a Steadicam in one ninety-six-minute take, it presented a dazzling whirl of movement as it followed the Marquis de Custine as he wandered through the vast Winter Palace in St. Petersburg--and through three hundred years of Russian history. This companion to Russian Ark addresses all key aspects of the film, beginning with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Named Person: Aleksandr Sokurov; Aleksandr Sokurov
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Birgit Beumers
ISBN: 9781783207039 1783207035
OCLC Number: 988559894
Description: xxi, 67 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction and production history --
ch. 2 Contexts --
ch. 5 Film analysis --
ch. 4 Themes and motifs --
ch. 5 Reception.
Series Title: KinoSputnik, 3.
Other Titles: Alexander Sokurov :
Responsibility: Birgit Beumers.

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"Released in 2002, Russian Ark drew astonished praise for its technique: shot with a Steadicam in one ninety-six-minute take, it presented a dazzling whirl of movement as it followed the Marquis de Custine as he wandered through the vast Winter Palace in St. Petersburg--and through three hundred years of Russian history. This companion to Russian Ark addresses all key aspects of the film, beginning with a comprehensive synopsis, an in-depth analysis, and an account of the production history. Birgit Beumers goes on from there to discuss the work that went into the now-legendary Steadicam shot--which required two thousand actors and three orchestras--and she also offers an account of the film{u2019}s critical and public reception, showing how it helped to establish director Aleksandr Sokurov as perhaps the leading filmmaker in Russia today."--Provided by publisher.

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