Iván The Terrible
SERGEI M. EISENSTEIN, 1944-1946
The Boyars’ Plot
Eisenstein claimed that cinema did not begin with Edison and that it originated in past cultures: in this movie, it seems that the El Greco’s characters get in motion. The shapes, shadows, angles, distances, distorting labyrinth of stages, Prokofiev’s music that emphasizes the lyrical and operatic character of the play, and Eisenstein’s experiments with each shot with the new gadget that technology provided him with: the sound film.