- May 8, 2003
Who here has the "Eisenstein: The Sound Years" set? I got this recently and I was extremely pleased with it. David Bordwell's commentary Alexander Nevsky is one of the best I've heard in a while and Ivan the Terrible is a masterpiece pure and simple. I'm finally understanding how effective montage editing can be and I wonder why it isn't used as often today. I e-mailed Criterion to ask if there was any progress on putting the silents on DVD. They said that they weren't on schedule for 2003, but hopefully 2004. Given how tight-lipped Criterion is about their projects, is this is a good sign that they're working on these films?