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Author Neuberger, Joan, 1953- author.

Title This thing of darkness : Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia / Joan Neuberger
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019


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
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 27, 2019)
Subject Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence
Ivan IV, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584 -- In motion pictures
Ivan IV, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584 -- In motion pictures
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Influence
Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation
Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948.
Ivan IV, Czar of Russia, 1530-1584.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Ivan Groznyĭ (Motion picture)
Ivan Groznyĭ (Motion picture)
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018036651
ISBN 1501732773