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This thing of darkness : Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia

Author: Joan Neuberger
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eisenstein's diaries and production notebooks show that he carefully planned Ivan the Terrible to be a devastating critique of Stalinism, a profound study of the tragedy of absolute power, and a wildly innovative use of montage, all wrapped inside a narrative that would receive Stalin's approval"--
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Neuberger, Joan, 1953-
This thing of darkness.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018035596
Named Person: Sergei Eisenstein; Joseph Stalin; Ivan, Czar of Russia; Ivan, Czar of Russia; Joseph Stalin; Sergei Eisenstein; Sergei Eisenstein; Ivan, Czar of Russia; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Neuberger
ISBN: 1501732773 9781501732775
OCLC Number: 1047573373
Awards: Short-listed for Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 404 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The potholed path : Ivan in production --
Shifts in time : Ivan as history --
Power personified : Ivan as biography --
Power projected : Ivan as fugue --
How to do it : Ivan as polyphonic montage --
The official reception : Ivan as triumph and nightmare.
Responsibility: Joan Neuberger.
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Sergei Eisenstein's unfinished masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, was no ordinary movie. Commissioned by Joseph Stalin in 1941 to justify state terror in the sixteenth century and in the twentieth, the  Read more...

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