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Description - Ivan the Terrible by Joan Neuberger

Eisenstein's last, unfinished masterpiece is a strange, complex and haunting film. Commissioned personally by Stalin in 1941, the project placed Eisenstein in the paradoxical situation of having to glorify Stalinist tyranny in the image of Ivan, without sacrificing his own artistic and political integrity - or his life. Drawing on sources that include Eisenstein's personal archive and the memoirs of those involved in Ivan's making, Joan Neuberger's vivid account reveals how, in almost impossible circumstances, he managed to create a film of cinematic innovation, intellectual depth and political critique. She reveals the film to be both a great work of art and a product of the time and place in which it was made.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860645600
ISBN-10: 1860645607
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joan Neuberger

Joan Neuberger is Professor of History and Director of the Russian, East European and Eurasian Centre, The University of Texas at Austin.

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