Ivan the Terrible (Russian: Ivan Grozniy) is a two-part historical epic film about Ivan IV of Russia commissioned by Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, who admired and identified himself with Ivan, to be written and directed by the filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. Part I was released in 1944 but Part II was not released until 1958, as it was banned on the order of Stalin, who became incensed over the depiction of Ivan therein. Eisenstein had developed the scenario to require a third part to finish the story but, with the banning of Part II, filming of Part III was stopped and what had been completed was destroyed. – wiki
Naum Kleiman is an historian of cinema, Russian film critic, specialist in Sergei Eisenstein, former manager of the Moscow State Central Cinema Museum, Eisenstein-Centre director, actor and filmmaker. He was a member of the jury at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival in 1993 and a member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1991. He is a FIPRESCI laureate. – wiki
The film prepared by the State Film Fund of Russia to the 100th anniversary of Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein.
For the first time the film presents unique archival film footages:
– Ivan’s Childhood (prologue to the film carved from the first episode and partially used in the second series)
– Foma and Erema (scenes with pushkars – Russian artilleryman old name (from the beginning of the XV century), not included in the episode “The capture of Kazan” from the first series)
– Mikhail Romm Screen Tests for the role of Queen Elizabeth (to the third series)
– Knight Staden on of the Oprichnina yard (episode filmed for the third series)
– Sketches of a director to the film “Ivan the Terrible”, photographic portraits and archival footages which have embodied of Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein.
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