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Ivan the Terrible, Part 2

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The second part of [[Performer~P88777~Sergei Eisenstein~sergeieisenstein]]'s baroque chronicle of the legendary Russian czar was originally planned as a three-part epic. But [[Performer~P88777~Eisenstein~sergeieisenstein]] had battles with Russian censors over the second part of his trilogy, ostensibly because of a negative depiction of Ivan's secret police force (Stalin feared that [[Performer~P88777~Eisenstein~sergeieisenstein]] was making a veiled reference to himself). Although filmed shortly after...more

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