Includes bibliographical references (p. -255) and index
Part I Documentary beginnings -- Sokurov's documentaries / Jeremy Hicks -- Sokurov's film portraits / Eva Binder -- Sokurov's cinematic minimalism / Sabine Hänsgen -- Part II Borderlines : geographical, literary and cinematic -- Intertextual visions of the Potudan / Nariman Skakov -- Living and dying in Sokurov's border zones : Days of eclipse / Julian Graffy -- Medium intimacy / Robert Bird -- Part III Intimate encounters -- Truncated families and absolute intimacy / Mikhail Iampolski -- A day in the life : historical representation in Sokurov's "power" tetralogy / Denise J. Youngblood -- History, alienation and the (failed) cinema of embodiment : Sokurov's tetralogy / Stephen Hutchings -- Part IV Remapping the empire -- Crowd control : anxiety of effluence in Sokurov's Russian ark / José Alaniz -- And the ark sails on ... / Birgit Beumers -- Endstate and allegory / Nancy Condee -- Part V Russian responses -- Script--sound---editing -- Film reviews -- The oeuvre
Alexander Sokurov's 'Russian Ark' is generally acclaimed as a milestone in cinematography. In this film Sokurov reversed the idea of montage, creating instead the sensation of an uninterrupted flow of time encompassing three centuries of Russia's cultural history through a single, 90-minute take. Yet this film is but one milestone in the work of this versatile director. Since the 1990s,(More)
Sokurov's cinema, encompassing 17 fictional features and 36 documentaries, is often as exhilarating as it is enigmatic to Western spectators unfamiliar with Russian history and culture. This splendid collection of searching, theoretically informed, but eminently readable essays by a dozen US and British Russia experts demonstrates the importance Sokurov's films have(More)
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