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Sergei M. Eisenstein (1898–1948)


The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and then director. The Proletkult's director, Vsevolod ... See full bio »

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Battleship Potemkin
(1925)
Alexander Nevsky
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(1938)

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10 Biographical Movies | 28 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

S. M. Eisenstein | S.M. Eisenstein | S. Eisenstein | Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein | Sergei Eisenstein | Sergei Eizenshtein

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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The hieroglyphic language of the cinema is capable of expressing any concept, any idea of class, any political or tactical slogan, without recourse to the help of a rather suspect dramatic or psychological past.

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He was one of the founders of the world's oldest film school, VGIK in Moscow (opened 1 September 1919), and along with Lev Kuleshov, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Romm, Eduard Tisse and Anatoli Golovnya, worked out the basic methods of professional training, which produced such well-known giants as Sergei Parajanov, and Andrei Tarkovsky, and the more obscure masters Mikhail ... See more »

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[Montage] Considered the father of the cinematic montage, he often used heavily edited sequences for emotional impact and historical propaganda (his most famous being the Odessa Steps sequence in Battleship Potemkin (1925) [Battleship Potemkin]).

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