Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein with his father Mikhail Osipovich Eisenstein, Riga, 1904. In 1906 the Eisensteins travelled to Paris, a typical enough journey for a family of their social standing. The French capital had long been a magnet for ...

Author: Mike O'Mahony

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861894496

Category: Performing Arts

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A major influence on such filmmakers as Hitchcock, Godard, Fellini, and Scorsese, Sergei Eisenstein left an enduring legacy that was deeply informed by the political realities of early-twentieth-century Soviet Communism. In Sergei Eisenstein, Mike O’Mahony uses this historical lens to examine the richly diverse films, writings, and artwork of one of the foremost filmmakers of the twentieth century. Drawing on an extensive archive of Eisenstein’s published and unpublished writings, O’Mahony situates his oeuvre in the social and political context of the first three decades of Communist rule in the Soviet Union. The book analyzes his most influential films—including Battleship Potemkin, October, and Aleksandr Nevskii—as well as his uncompleted film projects, pioneering theories and methods, and copious archive of writings and drawings. O’Mahony examines how Eisenstein’s projects were generated or constrained by his volatile and complex personality, ongoing political events, and the conflict between his beliefs the Stalinist regime and his beliefs as a Bolshevik artist. The arcs of success and defeat in Eisenstein’s career, the book ultimately reveals, are inextricably intertwined with these fraught political and personal circumstances. An in-depth and thoughtful biographical treatment, Sergei Eisenstein gives us a new, richer understanding of this standard-bearer in modern filmmaking, making this an accessible and essential read for historians, scholars of film history, and movie buffs alike.

Sergei M Eisenstein

Ivan le Terrible de S.M. Eisenstein. ... Eisenstein. Cinéma, histoire de l'art, montage. Transl. by Anne-Violaine Houcke. ... Eisenstein. in. German. Bohn, Anna. Film und Macht. Zur Kunsttheorie Sergej M. Eisensteins 1930-1948.

Author: Naum Kleiman

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048517114

Category: Performing Arts

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Sovjetregisseur en filmtheoreticus Sergei M. Eisenstein werkte in 1946 en 1947 een jaar voor zijn dood aan een algemene geschiedenis van de cinema. De manier waarop hij de geschiedschrijving van van de cinema benadert, is tegelijk fascinerend in haar ambitie en uiterst modern in haar methode. Eisenstein presenteert hier een virtuele wereldkaart van alle aan de bioscoop gerelateerde media, en ontwikkelt op hetzelfde moment een methode voor het schrijven van een geschiedenis die net als de cinema is gebaseerd op montage. De teksten van Eisenstein worden begeleid door een reeks kritische essays, geschreven door enkele van 's werelds meest gekwalificeerde Eisensteinkenners.

Sergei Eisenstein

This book is the definitive biography of an influential director who saw film as the synthesis of all the arts and whose work displayed a passionate and profound grasp of art, science, philosophy, and religion.

Author: Ronald Bergan

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628726268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

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Now back in print, this acclaimed biography reassesses a titan of early cinema based on new material released after the fall of the Soviet Union. Sergei Eisenstein: A Life in Conflict tells the dramatic story of one of world cinema’s towering geniuses and principal theorists. Ronald Bergan details Eisenstein’s life from his precocious childhood to his explosion onto the avant-garde scene in revolutionary Russia, through his groundbreaking film career, his relationships with authors and artists such as James Joyce and Walt Disney, and his untimely death at age fifty. Eisenstein’s landmark films, including The Battleship Potemkin and Ivan the Terrible, are still watched, admired, and taught throughout the world. Drawing upon material recently released from the Soviet archives after the breakup of the USSR and from Eisenstein’s personal letters, diaries, and sketches, Bergan shines a new light on the influence of Eisenstein’s early life on his work, his homosexuality, and his keen interest in the West. This book is the definitive biography of an influential director who saw film as the synthesis of all the arts and whose work displayed a passionate and profound grasp of art, science, philosophy, and religion.

Sergei Eisenstein s Montage Techniques and their Meanings in Comparison to Louis Bu uel s Un Chien Andalou

In the following years, Eisenstein enhanced his theory of attractions to a theory of dialectic montage, which involves the spectator and his own thoughts, conveys an ideological thought and encourages to ... Sergei Eisenstein, 1991, p.

Author: Sandra Kuberski

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656859819

Category: Performing Arts

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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Film Science, grade: 1,3, University of Essex (Film), course: Introduction to Film, language: English, abstract: In the 1930s the Soviet revolutionary cinema changed the former understanding of film editing, ahead of everyone Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), whose aim it was to promote the idea of political rebellion. Cinema was the easiest way to transport a political conviction to all people, from upper class to peasants, who were unable to read. Truth could be boring and so the events had to be dramatized to encourage imitation. This essay will examine the innovative montage techniques of Eisenstein and their meanings with emphasis on The Battleship Potemkin . In addition, a comparison to Louis Buñuel’s Un chien andalou , one of the most famous Surrealist films, will be drawn. The movement of Surrealism grew out of a Parisian society of artists, writers and filmmakers who tried to create an immediate translation of dreams, imagination and the unconscious. The recipient should be dissuaded from his habitual viewing or thinking patterns.

Eisenstein Cinema and History

The quotation is taken from the transcript of the interview published in Sergei Eisenstein and Nikolai Cherkasov , “ A Conversation in the Kremlin , ” Encounter 72 , no . 2 ( February 1989 ) : 3 . 6. Eisenstein , “ Problems of Soviet ...

Author: James Goodwin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252062698

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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Among early directors, Sergei Eisentein stands alone as the maker of a fully historical cinema. James Goodwin treats issues of revolutionary history and historical representation as central to an understanding of Eisentein's work, which explores two movements within Soviet history and consciousness: the Bolshevik Revolution and the Stalinist state. Goodwin articulates intersections between Eisentein's ideas and aspects of the thought of Walter Benjamin, Georg Lukács, Ernst Bloch, and Bertolt Brecht. He also shows how the formal properties and filmic techniques of each work reveal perspectives on history . Individual chapters focus on Strike, Battleship Potemkin, October, Old and New, projects of the 1930s, Alexander Nevsky, and Ivan the Terrible.

In Excess

Against the backdrop of this cosmopolitan milieu, In Excess reconstructs the years that the renowned Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein spent in the country to work on his controversial film ¡Que Viva Mexico!

Author: Masha Salazkina

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226734163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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During the 1920s and ’30s, Mexico attracted an international roster of artists and intellectuals—including Orson Welles, Katherine Anne Porter, and Leon Trotsky—who were drawn to the heady tumult engendered by battling cultural ideologies in an emerging center for the avant-garde. Against the backdrop of this cosmopolitan milieu, In Excess reconstructs the years that the renowned Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein spent in the country to work on his controversial film ¡Que Viva Mexico! Illuminating the inextricability of Eisenstein’s oeuvre from the global cultures of modernity and film, Masha Salazkina situates this unfinished project within the twin contexts of postrevolutionary Mexico and the ideas of such contemporaneous thinkers as Walter Benjamin. In doing so, Salazkina explains how Eisenstein’s engagement with Mexican mythology, politics, and art deeply influenced his ideas, particularly about sexuality. She also uncovers the role Eisenstein’s bisexuality played in his creative thinking and identifies his use of the baroque as an important turn toward excess and hybrid forms. Beautifully illustrated with rare photographs, In Excess provides the most complete genealogy available of major shifts in this modern master’s theories and aesthetics.

The Film Sense

A renowned Soviet director discusses his theory of film as an artistic medium which must appeal to all senses and applies it to an analysis of sequences from his major movies

Author: Sergei Eisenstein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156309351

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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A renowned Soviet director discusses his theory of film as an artistic medium which must appeal to all senses and applies it to an analysis of sequences from his major movies

The Cinema of Eisenstein

Direction: Sergei Eisenstein. Photography: Boris Frantzisson. Cast: Grigory Alexandrov, Maxim Shtraukh, Alexander Antonov, Ivan Pyriev, et al. Stachka (Strike) (1925) Produced by Goskino, Moscow. Premiere 19 March 1925.

Author: David Bordwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000159097

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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The Cinema of Eisenstein is David Bordwell's comprehensive analysis of the films of Sergei Eisenstein, arguably the key figure in the entire history of film. The director of such classics as Potemkin, Ivan the Terrible, October, Strike, and Alexander Nevsky, Eisenstein theorized montage, presented Soviet realism to the world, and mastered the concept of film epic. Comprehensive, authoritative, and illustrated throughout, this classic work deserves to be on the shelf of every serious student of cinema.

Sergei Eisenstein

... garde cultural / artistic organization with which Eisenstein was associated , along with Tretiakov , Meyerhold , and others . † Eisenstein usually wrote in red ink . enough boy not to let it go to my head 148 SERGEI EISENSTEINSERGEI.

Author: Léon Moussinac

Publisher: New York : Crown Publisers

ISBN: UOM:39015002311424

Category: Eisenstein, Sergei

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Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage.

Beyond the Stars

00 This is the first ever complete edition in English of Eisenstein's memoirs, superbly translated from the newly established definitive Russian text by William Powell and annotated by Richard Taylor, the worlds leading authority on Soviet ...

Author: Sergei Eisenstein

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: UCSC:32106018785474

Category: Performing Arts

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00 This is the first ever complete edition in English of Eisenstein's memoirs, superbly translated from the newly established definitive Russian text by William Powell and annotated by Richard Taylor, the worlds leading authority on Soviet Cinema. This is the first ever complete edition in English of Eisenstein's memoirs, superbly translated from the newly established definitive Russian text by William Powell and annotated by Richard Taylor, the worlds leading authority on Soviet Cinema.

The Eisenstein Universe

1 Sergei Eisenstein, 'An Unexpected Juncture', in Sergei Eisenstein, Selected Works, vol. 1: Writings, 1922–1934 (London: I.B.Tauris, 2010), 115–22 [hereafter SW]. 2 Ibid., 138–50. 3 Ibid., 117, 122. 4 On Eisenstein and Warburg, ...

Author: Ian Christie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350142091

Category: Performing Arts

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Over the decades since he was first hailed by critics and filmmakers around the world, Sergei Eisenstein has assumed many identities. Originally cast as a prophet of revolution and the maestro of montage, and later seen as both a victim of and apologist for Stalin's tyranny, the scale and impact of Eisenstein's legacy has continued to grow. If early research on Eisenstein focused on his directorial work – from the legendary Battleship Potemkin and October to the still-controversial Ivan the Terrible – with time scholars have discovered many other aspects of his multifarious output. In recent years, multimedia exhibitions, access to his vast archive of drawings, and publication of his previously censored theoretical writings have cast Eisenstein in a new light. Deeply engaged with some of the leading thinkers and artists of his own time, Eisenstein remains a focus for many of their successors, contested as well as revered. Over half a century since his death in 1948, an ambitious treatise that he hoped would be his major legacy, Method, has finally been published. Eisenstein's lifelong search for an underlying unity that would link archaic art with film's modernity, individuals with their historic communities, and humans as a species with the universe, may have more appeal than ever today. And among his many thwarted film projects, those set in Mexico and what were once the Soviet Central Asian republics reveal complex and still-intriguing realms of speculation. In this ground-breaking collection, sixteen international scholars explore Eisenstein's prescient engagement with aesthetics, anthropology and psychology, his roots in diverse philosophical traditions, and his gender politics. What emerges has surprising relevance to contemporary media archaeology, intermediality, cognitive science, eco-criticism and queer studies, as well as confirming Eisenstein's prestige within present-day film and audiovisual media.

Fear and the Muse Kept Watch

Ivor Montagu, With Eisenstein in Hollywood (Berlin: Seven Seas Books, 1974), 30–31. 2. Sergei Eisenstein, Selected Works, vol. 4, Beyond the Stars: The Memoirs of Sergei Eisenstein, ed. Richard Taylor and trans.

Author: Andy McSmith

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 9781620970799

Category: History

Page: 416

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In this dazzling exploration of one of the most contradictory periods of literary and artistic achievement in modern history, journalist Andy McSmith evokes the lives of more than a dozen of the most brilliant artists and writers of the twentieth century. Taking us deep into Stalin’s Russia, Fear and the Muse Kept Watch asks the question: can great art be produced in a police state? For although Josif Stalin ran one of the most oppressive regimes in world history, under him Russia also produced an outpouring of artistic works of immense and lasting power—from the poems of Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandelstam to the opera Peter and the Wolf, the film Alexander Nevsky, and the novels The Master and Margarita and Doctor Zhivago. For those artists visible enough for Stalin to take an interest in them, it was Stalin himself who decided whether they lived in luxury or were sent to the Lubyanka, the headquarters of the secret police, to be tortured and sometimes even executed. McSmith brings together the stories of these artists—including Isaac Babel, Boris Pasternak, Dmitri Shostakovich, and many others—revealing how they pursued their art under Stalin’s regime and often at great personal risk. It was a world in which the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, whose bright yellow tunic was considered a threat to public order under the tsars, struggled to make the communist authorities see the value of avant garde art; Babel publicly thanked the regime for allowing him the privilege of not writing; and Shostakovich’s career veered wildly between public disgrace and wealth and acclaim. In the tradition of Eileen Simpson’s Poets in Their Youth and Phyllis Rose’s Parallel Lives, Fear and the Muse Kept Watch is an extraordinary work of historical recovery. It is also a bold exploration of the triumph of art during terrible times and a book that will stay with its readers for a long, long while.

Samuel Beckett

He was most likely familiar , however , with some elements of haiku through his reading of Rudolf Arnheim and Sergei Eisenstein , two film theorists who borrowed elements of haiku to form their artistic vision .

Author: Angela B. Moorjani

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042015993

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

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From the contents: Beckett and the quest for meaning (Martin Esslin). - Beckett's tonic laughter (Manfred Pfister). - The magic triangle: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Arno Schmidt (Friedhelm Rathjen). - Beckett performed in Italy (Annamaria Cascetta). - Beckett and synaesthesia (Yoshiki Tajiri). - Beckett versus the reader (Michael Guest).

Death Day

On March 19, 1937, world-renowned Soviet film-maker, Sergei Eisenstein, appears before the All-Union Creative Conference of Workers in Soviet Cinematography, accused of having failed to create films which reflect the social and political ...

Author: John Passfield

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463430580

Category: Art

Page: 204

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On March 19, 1937, world-renowned Soviet film-maker, Sergei Eisenstein, appears before the All-Union Creative Conference of Workers in Soviet Cinematography, accused of having failed to create films which reflect the social and political orthodoxy of the Stalinist regime. Reeling from an unrelenting barrage of questions, accusations and threats, the film-maker struggles to respond to the dilemma which is faced by all artists in totalitarian states: how to reconcile one’s freedom of imagination and creativity with the conformity to the artistically-stifling orthodoxy which is demanded by the rulers of society? His response is an example of the ingenuity which is often displayed by artists in repressive societies.

Early Soviet Cinema

N SERGEI EISENSTEIN AND THE MYTHO - POETICS OF REVOLUTION Sergei Eisenstein is the most celebrated Soviet film director , and one of the best - known names in world cinema . He is famous not only for his revolutionary use of montage ...

Author: David Gillespie

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364043

Category: Performing Arts

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This text examines the aesthetics of Soviet cinema during its golden age of the 1920s, against a background of cultural ferment and the construction of a new socialist society.

Movement Action Image Montage

In Movement, Action, Image, Montage, Luka Arsenjuk considers the auteur as a filmmaker and a theorist, drawing on philosophers such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Gilles Deleuze—as well as Eisenstein’s own untranslated texts—to ...

Author: Luka Arsenjuk

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452956053

Category: Performing Arts

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A major new study of Sergei Eisenstein delivers fresh, in-depth analyses of the iconic filmmaker’s body of work What can we still learn from Sergei Eisenstein? Long valorized as the essential filmmaker of the Russian Revolution and celebrated for his indispensable contributions to cinematic technique, Eisenstein’s relevance to contemporary culture is far from exhausted. In Movement, Action, Image, Montage, Luka Arsenjuk considers the auteur as a filmmaker and a theorist, drawing on philosophers such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Gilles Deleuze—as well as Eisenstein’s own untranslated texts—to reframe the way we think about the great director and his legacy. Focusing on Eisenstein’s unique treatment of the foundational concepts of cinema—movement, action, image, and montage—Arsenjuk invests each aspect of the auteur’s art with new significance for the twenty-first century. Eisenstein’s work and thought, he argues, belong as much to the future as the past, and both can offer novel contributions to long-standing cinematic questions and debates. Movement, Action, Image, Montage brings new elements of Eisenstein’s output into academic consideration, by means ranging from sustained and comprehensive theorization of Eisenstein’s practice as a graphic artist to purposeful engagement with his recently published, unfinished book Method, still unavailable in English translation. This tour de force offers new and significant insights on Eisenstein’s oeuvre—the films, the art, and the theory—and is a landmark work on an essential filmmaker.

The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture

Sergei Eisenstein's most complete memoirs to date , YO : Ich selbst Memoiren ( Berlin , 1984 ) and Beyond the Stars : The Memoirs of Sergei Eisenstein , trans . William Powell , vol . 4 of his Selected Works , ed .

Author: Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080148331X

Category: History

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A comprehensive account of the influence of occult beliefs and doctrines on intellectual and cultural life in twentieth-century Russia.