Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 4, 1960

Ivan the Terrible: Part 2—The Revolt of the Boyars (Janus Films). Russia's Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) has been described as the Michelangelo of the cinema. In the '20s, Potemkin, Ten Days That Shook the World and Old and New established him as the film's greatest master of vast composition and dynamic form. In 1943, in the midst of World War II, he started work on a huge film chronicle of the reign of Ivan the Terrible. For Part 1, which was shown in the U.S. (TIME, April 14, 1947), Eisenstein won a Stalin Prize. But Part 2 displeased Stalin, and Eisenstein died...