Historic space in Sokurov's Moloch, Taurus and The Sun
Author: Szaniawski, Jeremi
Source: Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema, Volume 1, Number 2, March 2007 , pp. 147-162(16)
Abstract:Aleksandr Sokurov's first three instalments in his tetralogy of dictators are discussed here from the perspective of spatial representation and history. As the Russian film-maker explores the morbid and intimate hours of Hitler, Lenin, and Hirohito (but also of Stalin, Goebbels, and General MacArthur), he creates strikingly disorientated spaces, juggling with traditional cinematic grammar. The effect and message offered through this approach is multi-layered and manifold, and this article investigates how precisely these spaces function in the mise-en-scne and what the implications of this might be.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Yale University.
Publication date: 2007-03-07
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