Unformatted text preview: One other element that Eisenstein uses/is apparent throughout Ivan part one and two is the use of little or no natural sound. There were many lacking sound effects or background noise to compliment the scenes yet he chose specific actions he wished to highlight and put particular emphasis upon. Eisenstein was a director with a unique vision that was effective in the Russian culture. The plot was drawn out to get to one climatic scene throughout both sections of the film: the part when Ephronisia's son (new Tzar) was killed. This was something I would suggest to condense and maybe have the opposite of a "directors cut" to have a succesful film. But overall the film lacked in entrainment, plot, and was had a running time that was unnecessary. Although Eisenstein's flaws within the film, maybe his underlying point was to have superior meaning in a "history of Russia" type film, contributing not only to the people but the government and morale...
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- Spring '08
- Eisenstein, Ivan IV of Russia, OHHH IM DYING, element Eisenstein