Finally, after years of anticipation the Ruscico restoration of Ivan the Terrible Part 1. These screens are from a very recent Arte France HD broadcast which the producers incomprehensibly wrecked by presenting it in a "live" concert format with endless cutaways to chorus and orchestra with the screen in the background, and - even worse - split screens to keep the ADHD audience at bay (see example below). A total insult surely to the father of dynamic montage. And further insult to one of the great underrated films of all time.
|French TV presentation of Ivan the Terrible Part 1|
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