This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia

This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia[KINDLE] ❀ This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia By Joan Neuberger – Heartforum.co.uk Sergei Eisenstein s unfinished masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, was no ordinary movie Commissioned by Joseph Stalin in to justify state terror in the sixteenth century and in the twentieth, the film s Sergei Eisenstein s of Darkness: PDF/EPUB ¼ unfinished masterpiece, Ivan the Terrible, was no ordinary movie Commissioned by Joseph Stalin into justify state terror in the sixteenth century and in the twentieth, the film s politics, style, and epic scope aroused This Thing eBook Õ controversy even before it was released In This Thing of Darkness, Joan Neuberger offers a sweeping account of the conception, making, and reception of Ivan the Terrible that weaves together Eisenstein s expansive thinking and experimental practice with Thing of Darkness: PDF ☆ a groundbreaking new view of artistic production under Stalin Drawing on Eisenstein s unpublished production notebooks, diaries, and manuscripts, Neuberger s riveting narrative chronicles Eisenstein s personal, creative, and political challenges and reveals the ways cinematic invention, artistic theory, political critique, and historical and psychological analysis went hand in hand in this famously complex filmNeuberger s bold arguments and daring insights into every aspect of Eisenstein s work during this period, together with her ability to lucidly connect his wide ranging late theory with his work on Ivan, show the director exploiting the institutions of Soviet artistic production not only to expose the cruelties of Stalin and his circle but to challenge the fundamental principles of Soviet ideology itself Ivan the Terrible, she argues, shows us one of the world s greatest filmmakers and one of the th century s greatest artists observing the world around him and experimenting with every element of film art to explore the psychology of political ambition, uncover the history of recurring cycles of violence and lay bare the tragedy of absolute power Karla Oeler, Stanford University Cin aste.

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    This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in theory, political critique, and historical and psychological analysis went hand in hand in this famously complex filmNeuberger s bold arguments and daring insights into every aspect of Eisenstein s work during this period, together with her ability to lucidly connect his wide ranging late theory with his work on Ivan, show the director exploiting the institutions of Soviet artistic production not only to expose the cruelties of Stalin and his circle but to challenge the fundamental principles of Soviet ideology itself Ivan the Terrible, she argues, shows us one of the world s greatest filmmakers and one of the th century s greatest artists observing the world around him and experimenting with every element of film art to explore the psychology of political ambition, uncover the history of recurring cycles of violence and lay bare the tragedy of absolute power Karla Oeler, Stanford University Cin aste."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 424 pages
  • This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia
  • Joan Neuberger
  • 05 October 2019
  • 1501732765

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  1. C.P. Lesley says:

    What goes into producing a work of historical fiction especially in a dictatorship where the wrong choice, or even the right choice at the wrong moment, can send the unwitting author to the Gulag And what if the creator is not an unknown toiling in the dark to produce manuscripts for the desk drawer, as the Soviet literati used to say, but the nation s foremost filmmaker operating at the personal behest of Joseph Stalin Such is the dilemma that faces Sergei Eisenstein in 1941, when he begins What goes into producing a work of historical fiction especially in a dictatorship where the wrong choice, or even the right choice at the wrong moment, can send the unwitting author to the Gulag And what if the creator is not an unknown toiling in the dark to produce manuscripts for the desk drawer, as the Soviet literati used to say, but the nation s foremost filmmaker operating at the personal behest of Joseph Stalin Such is the dilemma that faces Sergei Eisenstein in 1941, when he begins his unfinished trilogy Ivan the Terrible, an epic ordered by the Soviet government to glorify the Russian past and justify state terror.Often written off, especially in the West, as a toady to Stalin, Eisenstein as Joan Neuberger nimbly shows in her new and fascinating study, This Thing of Darkness Eisenstein s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin s Russia approached his complicated and risky project with a mixture of enthusiasm and caution Over the course of five years, despite complaints about budget overflows and production delays, through exile and war and shifts in the party line, personal conflicts and health problems, Eisenstein skillfully alternated between tactics of submission and defiance in support of his idiosyncratic but richly textured portrayal of a tortured autocrat whose childhood traumas led him to everextreme exercises of power, even as his excesses stripped him of friends and family, leaving him alone against the endless, unstoppable waves of progress of the future of his own battered conscience Only the viewer can decide.Part I won the Stalin Prize, the USSR s highest honor, although not without controversy Stalin personally banned Part II before release, and Eisenstein died with Part III unfinished In this master work about a master filmmaker, Neuberger shines a light on all three In doing so, she highlights the many decisions any author must make while balancing historical accuracy against dramatic potential and character motivation against a verifiable past Fortunately, for most of us the stakes are nowhere near as high as they were for Sergei Eisenstein.Interview with the author at New Books in Historical Fiction

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