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The cinema of Eisenstein

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an account of Sergei Eisenstein's accomplishments, with an account of his contributions to the art, theory and history of cinema. Bordwell discusses his films in detail and guides the reader through Eisenstein's theoretical writings.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Silent films
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bordwell, David.
Cinema of Eisenstein.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624440345
Named Person: Sergei Eisenstein; Sergei Eisenstein; Sergei Eisenstein; Sergej M Ėjzenštejn; Sergej M Ėjzenštejn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell
ISBN: 0674131371 9780674131378 067413138X 9780674131385
OCLC Number: 27186936
Description: xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. A Life in Cinema. From Theatre to Cinema. The Silent Films. Europe, Hollywood, and Mexico. Projects and Problems. Triumph and Decline. The Particularities of Method --
2. Monumental Heroics: The Silent Films. Toward Plotless Cinema. Strike. Potemkin. October. Old and New. A Note on Versions of Eisenstein's Silent Films --
3. Seizing the Spectator: Film Theory in the Silent Era. Between Theory and Practice. Agitation as Excitation. Montage in Theatre and Film. Film Language and Intellectual Cinema. Film Form as Dialectics. The Eclectic Modernist --
4. Practical Aesthetics: Pedagogy. Structure and Style: The Episode. Structure and Style: From Episode to Work. Assaulting the Eye --
5. Cinema as Synthesis: Film Theory, 1930-1948. From Agitprop Formalism to Socialist Realism. Conceptions of Psychological Activity. Film Form: Organic Unity. Montage: The Musical Analogy Revisited. Pathos and Ecstasy. A Mature Poetics --
6. History and Tragedy: The Late Films. Alexander Nevsky. Ivan the Terrible --
7. The Making and Remaking of Sergei Eisenstein. Legend in Life. The Assimilation into Orthodoxy. The Exemplary Modernist. Eisenstein Our Contemporary.
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