Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)
The procession of the Moscovites to Ivan to ask him back to Moscow is a visual copy of the procession of the village people to the frozen ship asking for the body of Elsalill. Ivan's pose resembles that of the ship's captain.
The convent of the nuns is a baroque labyrinth like Ivan's palace. Note the similarities in the doors which Vanessa Redgrave has to squeeze through. Eisenstein, and then Russell do this to draw attention to the set design.
The czar is seen with a scaptre and a Globus cruciger which is historical incorrect. This error was done in both films.
It's referenced in two scenes
Cited by actor Peter Weller as inspiration for his performance.
Some of Prokofiev's music from this film is used,
Set design, staging, plot
production / publicity still
Zizek lists this as one of his favorites
For its montage theory in sound era.
for its inner montage practice
Segments from this film are featured.
Prince Herbert is a parody of Prince Vladimir. They are both dimwitted and share the same hair style.
Spoofed at the end before the final song