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Author Bartig, Kevin

Title Composing for the red screen : Prokofiev and Soviet film / Kevin Bartig
Published New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xi, 228 pages) : illustrations
Series The Oxford music/media series
Oxford music/media series.
Contents Introduction -- New media, new means : Lieutenant Kizhe. Cinema and new simplicity ; Outlines ; Music for an absent hero ; Celluloid sound ; Skazka -- The queen of spades, the 1937 Pushkin Jubilee, and repatriation. The new simplicity and Pushkin's "True spirit" ; A silent with a soundtrack ; New music for an old tale ; Committee intervention -- The year 1938 : halcyon days in Hollywood and an unanticipated collaboration. Hollywood, part two ; Popov, Eisenstein, and Prokofiev ; Forging collaborative methods -- Alexander Nevsky and the Stalinist Museum. Epic frame, epic sound ; The "assumed vernacular" ; Prokofiev's Russians ; Stalin Prize -- The wartime films. The path to Alma-ata ; Wartime collaboration ; Authenticity versus "Patriotic resonance" ; Cosmopolitan versus Russian ; Ukrainian partisans ; Realities -- Ivan the Terrible and the Russian national tradition. Outlines ; Ivan in Russian music ; Caricatures and villainy ; Prokofiev's Ivan, Eisenstein's Gesamtkunstwerk ; Eisenstein's multivalency ; Stalin Prize revisited -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Prokofiev, "His respect for music was so great."
Summary Sound film captivated Sergey Prokofiev during the final two decades of his life: he considered composing for nearly two dozen pictures, eventually undertaking eight of them, all Soviet productions. Drawing on newly available sources, Composing for the Red Screen examines - for the first time - the full extent of this prodigious cinematic career
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953. Motion picture music.
SUBJECT Motion picture music (Prokofiev, Sergey) fast
Subject Motion picture music -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Musicals, Film & TV.
Motion picture music
Soviet Union
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199967605