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The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Nancy Condee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Taking recent Russian cinema as its investigative field, this volume sets out to do two things. First, it argues for an analysis that accounts for Russia’s imperial preoccupations, rather than for ... More


Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Vlad Strukov

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The study captures the emergence of a new cinematic sensibility and provides a relevant interpretative framework—the so-called symbolic mode. The concept is introduced to account for a particular ... More


Aleksandr Sokurov: Shuffling Off the Imperial Coil

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Sokurov’s cinematic “ark,” to cite his best-known work, is hardly an inclusive, biblical congeries of all earthly animals. It is a gathering of elite gentility adrift in a catastrophe largely of its ... More


Abstracted Subjectivity and Knowledge-Worlds: Aleksandr Sokurov’s <i>Taurus</i> (2001)

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Taurus poses questions about the nature of death and life whereby the two are indistinguishable from one another. One of the main technical features and optical tropes in the film is that of the ... More


The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Jeremi Szaniawski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the last representatives of a brand of serious, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a massive oeuvre exploring issues such as history, power, memory, kinship, death, the human ... More


The Fragment and the Infinite, or, the Hypothesis of the Third Term in the Cinema of Alexander Sokurov

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the oeuvre of Russian director Alexander Sokurov. Sokurov has kept his audiences intrigued, enthralled, confused, and even angered at times, with a cinema that is all at once ... More


Lonely Voice of Man: Singular Murmurs, Multiple Echoes

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Alexander Sokurov's Lonely Voice of Man (1978). Lonely Voice of Man, initially meant to be a documentary about Andrey Platonov, is pervaded by a sense of loss and gloom. An ... More


The (Im)Possibility of an Island

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter examines the motif of the island that inhabits the life and works of Russian director Alexander Sokurov. In 2009, Sokurov published a book in Italy, released in Russia in ... More


Medium: Liquid Image, Fluid Cinema

Laura Rascaroli

in How the Essay Film Thinks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the tendency of the essay film to use hybrid materials, to be transmedial, and, indeed, to be nonhierarchical and nonsequential. In this way, it is an expression of the bid to ... More


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