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The secret life of Sergei Eisenstein

Author: Gian Carlo BertelliPaul VaughanPolivideo (Firm)Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana.British Film Institute.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on his private memoirs as well as on materials from archives around the world, this film is an intimate, inclusive portrait of a master of cinema and his body of work. It follows Eisenstein from his origins and early career in Russia, through his work and travels in the politically shifting climates of Europe, the United States, and Mexico, and back to the Soviet Union. It records his relationships and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Biography
Named Person: Sergei Eisenstein; Sergei Eisenstein
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gian Carlo Bertelli; Paul Vaughan; Polivideo (Firm); Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana.; British Film Institute.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 37942922
Notes: Originally produced in 1987.
Credits: Cameramen, Louis Pigazzini, Boris Kaeppeli ; music, Graziano Mandozzi ; editor, Pedro Del Rey.
Performer(s): Narrator, Paul Vaughan.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Sergei Eisenstein
Responsibility: Polivideo Television Production ; SSR/RTSI Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana ; the British Film Institute ; written by Gian-Carlo Bertelli, Pier Marco De Santi ; based on the writings of Sergei M. Eisenstein ; directed by Gian Carlo Bertelli.

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Based on his private memoirs as well as on materials from archives around the world, this film is an intimate, inclusive portrait of a master of cinema and his body of work. It follows Eisenstein from his origins and early career in Russia, through his work and travels in the politically shifting climates of Europe, the United States, and Mexico, and back to the Soviet Union. It records his relationships and meetings with contemporaries ranging from Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney and D.W. Griffith to Brecht, Joyce, Pirandello, Einstein, Cocteau, and his frequent collaborator, Prokofiev.

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