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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


Alexander Sokurov’s Demoted (1980): Consciousness as Celebration

Alyssa DeBlasio

in The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444484
eISBN:
9781474476638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444484.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Between 1976 and 1980, Mamardashvili lectured at the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow—the oldest and most prestigious film school in the Soviet Union. A common thread among the ... 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


The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema

Alyssa DeBlasio

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444484
eISBN:
9781474476638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444484.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Known as the 'Georgian Socrates' of Soviet philosophy, Merab Mamardashvili was a defining personality of the late-Soviet intelligentsia. In the 1970s and 1980s, he taught required courses in ... 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


An Immersive Theatrical Journey through Media and Time in Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark

Fátima Chinita

in Caught In-Between: Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474435499
eISBN:
9781474481076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that Russian Ark is a rare intermedial achievement because of the quantity of media involved and, more importantly, the theatrical nature of the enterprise, which contributes to ... More


The Real and the Intermedial in Alexander Sokurov’s Family Trilogy

Malgorzata Bugaj

in Caught In-Between: Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474435499
eISBN:
9781474481076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Alexander Sokurov's Mother and Son (Mat i syn, 1997), Father and Son (Otsets i syn, 2003) and Alexandra (2007) situate themselves at the intersection of the immediate and ... More


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