American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich 1898-1948. Soviet filmmaker considered among the most influential directors in the history of motion pictures. His films include Potemkin (1925) and Alexander Nevsky (1938), his first film with sound.
- n. Russian film maker who pioneered the use of montage and is considered among the most influential film makers in the history of motion pictures (1898-1948)
“But yeah Flight of the Eisenstein is an absolutly amazing book.”
“I was honored to have been able to call Eisenstein to interview her for my book,Public Parts.”
“CF. ultra-nationalists in any culture wallowing in the passion of some past wrong they suffered, such as Eisenstein's drama Alexander Nevsky 1938; ironically, the next year the USSR signed a nonaggression pact, and in 1941 actual German atrocities against Russians surpassed those depicted in the movie.”
“He was also attracted to German expressionistic films and the creations of masters such as Eisenstein and Dreyer.”
“Throw names of theorists and filmmakers such as Eisenstein, Vertov and Bordwell around as if you know them personally.”
“It's as if the editing revolution of Eisenstein and others never happened.”
“So, alongside the First and Fifth Symphonies, the Cinderella ballet and the Lieutenant Kijé film score is work such as the last two piano concertos, the Second and Sixth Symphonies, and a choral piece arranged from Prokofiev's score for Eisenstein's Ivan The Terrible.”
“This was stuffed to the gills with archive footage of more than a century's worth of the novels' translations to screen and examined whether there is, as director Sergei Eisenstein once contended, an essentially filmic quality to the man's work that makes him such a lure to writers, directors and actors.”
“Sergei Eisenstein, Lev Kuleshov, Dziga Vertov – all had been involved on the Bolshevik side in this complex, savage war.”
“LEF criticised Eisenstein's October 1928 for distorting the record of the Bolshevik revolution, with the lead actor a non-professional who looked, they sneered, like "a statue of Lenin".”
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