Ivan part one and two

Ivan part one and two - One other element that Eisenstein...

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In Eisenstein's film of Ivan the terrible part one and two was a very long story, that was efficient to tell the history of a russian Tzar. This film was not one to entertain an audience, as is a lot of histories are not appealing. But within these two films, Eisenstien uses many different elements to add to beyond the movie. One of those elements was the element of color, during the film you could see the change in normal black and white then to a red tent, evoking anger emotions. He also used colors to establish sides and personalities of characters, for example all the boyars tended to wear black. Another element Eisenstein uses is the over- acting element which, might have been the style for that era and in that country. The use of exaggerated looks, with eyebrows raised and the exclamations of certin emotions. One for example that stood out is when one lady ran into the room and screamed out "OHHH IM DYING" which was plainly fake but showed exaggerated emotion, efficent for the film.
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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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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course FAS 1136 taught by Professor Hansen,kendrick during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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