Friday, November 21

Sergei Eisenstein

Wikipedia - "Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (... 23 January 1898 – 11 February 1948) was a Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1925), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1928), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). ... Eisenstein was a pioneer in the use of montage, a specific use of film editing. He and his contemporary, Lev Kuleshov, two of the earliest film theorists, argued that montage was the essence of the cinema. His articles and books — particularly Film Form and The Film Sense — explain the significance of montage in detail."
W - Soviet montage theory
Eisenstein: ‘Intellectual Montage’, Poststructuralism, and Ideology
theory of montage - Ewa Neumann (Video)
A Visual Introduction to Soviet Montage Theory: A Revolution in Filmmaking (Video)

Wikipedia - "Battleship Potemkin ... sometimes rendered as Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime. Battleship Potemkin has been called one of the most influential propaganda films of all time,and was named the greatest film of all time at the Brussels World's Fair in 1958."
W - Battleship Potemkin
Battleship Potemkin by Roger Ebert
amazon: Sergei Eisenstein
YouTube: Battleship Potemkin (1925) - Full Movie 1:12:13

October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1928)
W - Strike (1925 film)
Disc Spotlight: Sergei Eisenstein’s ‘Strike’
YouTube: Strike! - (English Complete)
W - October: Ten Days That Shook the World
Sergei Eisenstein’s October: a monumental work
YouTube: October: Ten Days That Shook the World 1:42:23