Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Alexander Nevsky, An Epic Collaboration

The 1938 film Alexander Nevsky was Sergei Eisenstein's first film to use sound. He worked so closely with composer Sergei Prokofiev that individual shots in the climactic “battle on the ice” were timed to correspond to the length of musical phrases. This match of music and imagery remains a standard for filmmakers. Link

If you're interested in seeing the battle scene it starts about 59 minutes in.


  1. That's gonna take a lot of band-aids.

  2. I found all that fighting a bit tedious but I liked the bucket helmets.