Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion” as Want to Read:
Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Eisenstein's last, unfinished masterpiece is a strange, complex and haunting film. Commissioned personally by Stalin in 1941, Ivan the Terrible 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 pers ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 13th 2003 by I. B. Tauris (first published December 4th 1999)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Ivan the Terrible, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Ivan the Terrible

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10 of 10)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Eric
Oct 30, 2008 Eric rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: those new to Eisenstein studies
This would serve as a good introduction to Eisenstein and/or the film, although it's a little light on any thorough discussion of his theory. There's not much here that Kristin Thompson or many other Eisenstein scholars haven't already said, but it is fairly accessible without being simplistic.
Lesley
Nov 07, 2011 Lesley rated it really liked it
Great to read while watching the movie. The movie is very esoteric, and the artistry rich. This is an excellent perspective of the complex film by Eisenstein. The movie can never be fully understood but less so without this helpful tool.
Audrius Dambrauskas
Audrius Dambrauskas rated it liked it
Mar 31, 2016
Hector Corral
Hector Corral rated it did not like it
Oct 02, 2014
Marianna
Marianna rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2014
Scott Andrews
Scott Andrews rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2013
Hélène Marcq
Hélène Marcq marked it as to-read
Feb 22, 2013
Amanda
Amanda added it
Oct 13, 2012
Elie
Elie added it
Jul 25, 2011
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book