The Cinema Of Eisenstein

Author: David Bordwell
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000159094
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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.

Eisenstein Cinema And History

Author: James Goodwin
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252062698
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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.

Film Form

Author: Sergei Eisenstein
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547539479
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A classic on the aesthetics of filmmaking from the pioneering Soviet director who made Battleship Potemkin. Though he completed only a half-dozen films, Sergei Eisenstein remains one of the great names in filmmaking, and is also renowned for his theory and analysis of the medium. Film Form collects twelve essays, written between 1928 and 1945, that demonstrate key points in the development of Eisenstein’s film theory and in particular his analysis of the sound-film medium. Edited, translated, and with an introduction by Jay Leyda, this volume allows modern-day film students and fans to gain insights from the man who produced classics such as Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible and created the renowned “Odessa Steps” sequence.

Sergei Eisenstein

Author: Léon Moussinac
Editor: New York : Crown Publisers
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Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage.

Eisenstein At 100

Author: Albert J. LaValley
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813529714
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Like many other figures once closely associated with the Soviet state, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein has become the subject of renewed interest. A decade after the fall of the Soviet Union, and with fresh material on his life and art now available, a more complex picture of Eisenstein is emerging. This collection-featuring the work of major film theorists and Russian scholars-offers the first post-Soviet reconsideration of Eisenstein's contribution to world cinema. The contributors address themes previously avoided by Soviet critics, such as sexuality, religion, gender, and politics, in The Battleship Potemkin, October, Alexander Nevsky, and Ivan the Terrible. These films and others are also reassessed in light of a more thorough knowledge of Eisenstein's life and of the complicated historical, cultural, and political contexts in which he worked. Of particular concern here is Eisenstein's struggle with Soviet censorship, which resulted in a tenuous balance between the pressures of the state and his goals as an artist. Essays explore the manner in which Eisenstein's later theoretical writings reveal continuity with the more well known earlier work, issues of historical revisionism, and the relationship between autobiography and the films. Eisenstein's undeniable influence on his contemporaries and subsequent generations, as well as his reception by the film community and the public, are illuminated. Rather than fostering the popular image of Eisenstein as the "inventor" of film montage, the director of Potemkin, and the enthusiastic early supporter of the Bolsheviks, Eisenstein at 100 presents a much richer and more profound picture of Eisenstein the man, the director, and the film theorist.

The Eisenstein Reader

Author: Sergei Eisenstein
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838718761
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For the first time in one volume, this book presents in concise, chronological form, Sergei Eisenstein's most significant work, including his famous theories of montage and articles on subjects as diverse as sound, film language and Russian history. The selection ranges from early writings on his silent masterpieces The Strike, October and The Battleship Potemkin, to later works, hatched in the hostile and paranoid environment of Stalin's Soviet Union. Drawn from the acclaimed four-volume Selected Works, this collection, which includes a new introduction and explanatory notes by Richard Taylor as well as many illustrations, further illuminates the startling originality, diversity and power of the greatest and most flamboyant of all Russian film-makers. Legendary director Sergei Eisenstein has emerged as cinema's most influential theorist and author of some of the most important aesthetic writings of the twentieth century.

Sergei M Eisenstein

Author: Naum Kleiman
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048517117
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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.

The Film Sense Form Film

Author: Sergei Eisenstein
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The Cinema Of Attractions Reloaded

Author: Wanda Strauven
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053569443
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Twenty years ago, noted film scholars Tom Gunning and André Gaudreault introduced the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe the essential qualities of films made in the medium’s earliest days, those produced between 1895 and 1906. Now, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded critically examines the term and its subsequent wide-ranging use in film studies. The collection opens with a history of the term, tracing the collaboration between Gaudreault and Gunning, the genesis of the term in their attempts to explain the spectacular effects of motion that lay at the heart of early cinema, and the pair’s debts to Sergei Eisenstein and others. This reconstruction is followed by a look at applications of the term to more recent film productions, from the works of the Wachowski brothers to virtual reality and video games. With essays by an impressive collection of international film scholars—and featuring contributions by Gunning and Gaudreault as well—The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded will be necessary reading for all scholars of early film and its continuing influence.

Movement Action Image Montage

Author: Luka Arsenjuk
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ISBN: 9781517903206
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Luka Arsenjuk considers Sergei Eisenstein as a filmmaker and a theorist, drawing on philosophers such as G.W.F. Hegel and Gilles Deleuze - as well as Eisenstein's untranslated texts - to reframe how we think about the great director and his legacy.

Beyond The Stars

Author: Sergei Eisenstein
Editor: Seagull Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788170460572
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Sergei Mikhailovitch Eisenstein (1898 1948) was one of the world s greatest filmmakers, theorists and teachers of cinema. He will always be remembered as the auteur of some of cinema s seminal classics Battleship Potemkin, Ivan the Terrible, October to mention just a few. Beyond the Stars is the first-ever complete, unabridged edition in English of Eisenstein s memoirs, freshly translated from the newly established, definitive Russian text. Eisenstein writing about his memoirs, says, Now that I am approaching fifty, an acute tormenting desire wells up inside me to seize the time I have lost, to keep hold of it as it slides into the past. What better way to do this than capture memories before they disappear? As he begins his reminiscences, he says, I have spent my entire creative life writing dissertations: I have proved, explained and taught. Here I want to stroll through my past as I loved strolling through flea markets and the second-hand shops of Petersburg s Alexandrovsky Market, or along the bookstores on the Paris embankments or through Hamburg or Marseilles, at night, and through museum galleries and halls with waxworks. Like the galleries and markets he loved, this volume is crammed with memorabilia, with anecdotes and images and gems of insight. Although Eisenstein explaining the choice of title says beyond the stars meant . . . film stars, meaning by this that the book dealt with problems of cinema everything apart from the stars . . . this is, nonetheless a star-studded book. Luminaries like George Bernard Shaw, Charlie Chaplin, Ernst Lubitsch, King Vidor, Theodore Dreiser, Dos Passos, Stefan Zweig, Stanislavsky, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Jean Cocteau, Paul Eluard, are only some of the personalities who stroll in and out of these pages. Apart from personalities the book is rich in ideas, in discussion of cinema, and, above all, in insights into the complex creative process of the evolution of a film maker. As Eisenstein reports, he once asked some students what lectures they wanted him to give during a course. One of them replied, Don t talk about montage, or pictures, or directing. Tell us how to become an Eisenstein. He goes on to say, Here is precisely how I became what I am. And for anyone who finds the result interesting, this book is a compulsory read.

Word And Image

Author: Sergei Eisenstein
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Defining Cinema

Author: Peter Lehman
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This text focuses on the theoretical foundations of film studies as a discipline. It combines reprints of essays by major film theorists with contemporary analyses of their work. They offer accounts of what cinema is, how people watch and respond to films, and what constitutes good film-making.

Sergei Eisenstein

Author: Ronald Bergan
Editor: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628726261
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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.

Kino Eye

Author: Dziga Vertov
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520056305
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A top Soviet filmmaker discusses the art of making movies, the growing bureaucracy of the Russian film industry, and the purpose of cinema

Film Essays And A Lecture

Author: Sergei Eisenstein
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400853923
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Sergei Eisenstein's greatness lies not only in his films, such as Potemkin or Ivan the Terrible, or his contributions to the technique and art of the cinema but also in his contributions as a theoretician and philosopher of the art. This edition includes a new translation of Eisenstein's essay on Orozco. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Early Soviet Cinema

Author: David Gillespie
Editor: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364048
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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.

Classical Film Theory

Author: Brian Robert Henderson
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Ivan The Terrible

Author: Yuri Tsivian
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838716467
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Ivan The Terrible (1944/46) was envisaged by its director, Sergei Eisenstein as a trilogy. But, Eisenstein died before begining the third part. Part One had been a resounding success, winning a Stalin prize, but Part Two met with the Kremlin's disfavour and was eventually banned until 1958. Using research gathered from Soviet archives, Yuri Tsivian offers an insight into Eisenstein's grand project. He reconstructs the director's 'mental film' that underlies the finished work. The book attempts to follow the train of thought that connect the aesthetic construction and visual design of the film to Eisenstein's knowldege of iconography and painting, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Shakespeare and Balzac - and much more.

The Battleship Potemkin

Author: Richard Taylor
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860643934
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Thought by many to be the greatest film ever made, "The Battleship Potemkin" directed by Sergei Eisenstein is a key film in the history of Russian and world cinema. Based on a mutiny in Odessa during the 1905 revolution, the film is noted as a pioneering milestone in the development of world cinema—especially Eisenstein's breathtaking editing.