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Title Eisenstein : the sound years
Published [Irivington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2001]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4375 Eis/Ets  AVAILABLE
Description 3 videodiscs (293 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Series The criterion collection ; 86-88
The classic collection
Criterion collection ; 86-88
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Contents [Disc 1]. Aleksandr Nevskiĭ / Janus Films ; proizvodstvo kinostudii Mosfilʹm ; avtory st͡senarii͡a, P.A. Pavlenko, S.M. Ėĭzenshteĭn ; postavnovka, S.M. Ėĭzenshteĭn, D.I. Vasilʹeva -- [Disc 2-3]. Ivan Groznyĭ / Janus Films ; avtor st͡senarii͡a i postanovshchik, S.M. Ėĭzenshteĭn
Summary Alexander Nevsky: Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242
Ivan the Terrible: Biographical story of Tsar Ivan IV of Russia. Part I starts with the coronation of Ivan the Terrible and concludes with his return to power after the death of his wife. Part II covers the attempt to assassinate him in 1564. The third part of the saga was never made due to the death of Eisenstein
Notes Title from set box
Title on disc 1 container: Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky
Title om disc 2-3 container: Sergei Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible
Alexander Nevsky originally released as motion picture in 1938. Ivan the Terrible, part 1 was produced and released in 1945. The second part was produced in 1946, but not released till 1958
1.33:1 aspect ratio
Dolby digital mono
Special features include: (Disc 1) audio essay by film scholar David Bordwell ; Russell Merritt's multimedia essay on the Eisenstein-Prokofiev collaboration ; reconstruction of Eisenstein's unfinished film Bezhin Meadow by the Eisenstein Museum's Naum Kleiman, plus scholar Jay Leyda's photos and documents from the set ; drawings and production stills. (Disc 2-3) multimedia essay on the history of Ivan the Terrible by Joan Neuberger ; multimedia essay on Eisenstein's visual vocabulary by Yuri Tsivian ; deleted scenes
Credits Musical score, Sergei Prokofiev ; director of photography (Alexander Nevsky), Eduard Tissé ; camera (Ivan the Terrible) A. Moskvin, Eduard Tissé
Cast (Alexander Nevsky) Nikolai Cherkasov, N.P. Okhlopkov, A.L. Abrikossov, D.N. Orlov, V.K. Novikov
(Ivan the Terrible) Nikolai Cherkasov, Ludmila Tselikovskaya, Serafima Birman, Piotr Kadochnikov
Notes DVD
In Russian with optional English subtitles
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Alexander, Grand Duke of Vladimir, 1220-1263 -- Drama.
Ivan Czar of Russia IV, 1530-1584 -- Drama
Lake Peipus, Battle of, 1242 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Historical films.
Video recordings.
Author Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948.
Vasilʹev, D. (Dmitriĭ)
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953.
Cherkasov, Nikolaĭ Konstantinovich, 1903-1966.
Okhlopkov, Nikolaĭ Pavlovich.
Abrikosov, Andreĭ Lʹvovich, 1906-1973.
T͡Selikovskai͡a, Li͡udmila.
Moskovskai͡a kinostudii͡a "Mosfilʹm."
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 0780023242 set
0780023250 disc 1
078002334X disc 2-3
OTHER TI Aleksandr Nevskiĭ (Motion picture)
Ivan Groznyĭ (Motion picture)
Other Titles Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky
Sergei Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible
Alexander Nevsky
Ivan the Terrible