Sergey Eisenstein: Revolution in Filmmaking

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Sergey Eisenstein: Revolution in Filmmaking

<p>Explore the life and films of Sergey Eisenstein, a revolutionary Soviet filmmaker, who has established and implemented the principles of montage. His silent film, Battleship Potemkin, is regarded

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Explore the life and films of Sergey Eisenstein, a revolutionary Soviet filmmaker, who has established and implemented the principles of montage. His silent film, Battleship Potemkin, is regarded as one of the best movies of all time. Eisenstein is a representative of an extremely creative cohort of post-revolutionary Soviet intelligentsia, including the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and the theatre director Vsevolod Meyerhold, who were creating the new visual and poetic reality for the newly emerging Soviet State. The lecture will examine the historical and social context of the time and the implementation of Eisenstein’s theory of montage in his works.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Selected articles in: Christie, Ian; Taylor, Richard, eds. (1994), The Film Factory: Russian and Soviet Cinema in Documents, 1896–1939, New York, New York: Routledge, ISBN 0-415-05298-X.
  • Eisenstein, Sergei (1949), Film Form: Essays in Film Theory, New York: Hartcourt; translated by Jay Leyda.
  • Eisenstein, Sergei (1942), The Film Sense, New York: Hartcourt; translated by Jay Leyda.
  • Eisenstein, Sergei (1959), Notes of a film director, Foreign Languages Pub. House; translated by X. Danko
  • Eisenstein, Sergei (1972), Que Viva Mexico!, New York: Arno, ISBN 978-0-405-03916-4.
  • Eisenstein, Sergei (1994), Towards a Theory of Montage, British Film Institute.