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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Joan Neuberger article translated into Russian

Posted: February 9, 2010
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Eisenstein's Angel, an article by Professor Joan Neuberger about Sergei Eisenstein's movie classic Ivan the Terrible, has been translated and published in the leading Russian cinema journal, Kinovedcheskie Zapiski (92/93; 2009).  Her article originally appeared in the July, 2004 issue of the The Russian Review (63:3; July 2004).  Professor Neuberger describes the imagery that Sergei Eisenstein used for the backdrops of his 1944 film.  Ivan the Terrible is a complex, multi-layered historical account of the 16th century emperor.   The film is rich in artistic imagery, with frescoes of the interior Kremlin chambers figuring prominently, and which serve as a narrative motif. Dr. Neuberger’s article serves as a guide for explaining the artistic intentions of the film’s director. 

The sketches and frescoes attached served as models for the film’s set design.

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