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On the detective story

Author: Sergei Eisenstein; Alan Upchurch
Publisher: London ; New York ; Calcutta : Seagull Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Few figures in cinema history are as towering as Russian filmmaker and theorist Sergei Mikhailovitch Eisenstein (1898–1948). Not only did Eisenstein direct some of the most important and lasting works of the silent era, including Strike, October, and Battleship Potemkin, as well as, in the sound era, the historical epics Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible—he also was a theorist whose insights into the workings  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sergei Eisenstein; Alan Upchurch
ISBN: 9780857424907 0857424904
OCLC Number: 1013908840
Description: viii, 229 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Psychology of art --
Conspectus of lectures on the psychology of art --
The Psychology of composition --
On the detective story --
Appendix : Lectures on literature.
Other Titles: Œuvre.
Responsibility: Sergei Eisenstein ; edited and translated by Alan Upchurch.

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"Few figures in cinema history are as towering as Russian filmmaker and theorist Sergei Mikhailovitch Eisenstein (1898–1948). Not only did Eisenstein direct some of the most important and lasting works of the silent era, including Strike, October, and Battleship Potemkin, as well as, in the sound era, the historical epics Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible—he also was a theorist whose insights into the workings of film were so powerful that they remain influential for both filmmakers and scholars today.​Seagull Books is embarking on a series of translations of key works by Eisenstein into English. On the Detective Story presents Eisenstein’s elaborate study, in four essays and fragments, of the use of dialectical thinking in the creation of art and literature. Drawing on major works from Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Balzac, Gogol, Mayakovsky, Dostoevsky, and more, and ranging from folk tales to contemporary detective stories, it shows the keenly analytic quality of Eisenstein’s mind when it turned to questions of creative work."--Site web de l'éditeur.

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