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Eduard Tisse (1897–1961)

Eduard Tisse was born on April 13, 1897 in Libava, Grobina uyezd, Courland Governorate, Russian Empire as Eduard Kazimirovich Tisse. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Battleship Potemkin (1925), Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945). He died on November 18, 1961 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR. See full bio »

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Battleship Potemkin
Battleship Potemkin Cinematographer
Alexander Nevsky
Alexander Nevsky Cinematographer
Ivan the Terrible, Part I
Ivan the Terrible, Part I Cinematographer
Ivan the Terrible, Part II
Ivan the Terrible, Part II Cinematographer


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 1979 Que Viva Mexico (Documentary)
 1958 Ivan the Terrible, Part II (as E. Tisse)
 1952 Man of Music
 1945 Ivan the Terrible, Part I (exteriors)
 1943 Seeds of Freedom (Potemkin sequences)
 1940 Time in the Sun (Documentary)
 1938 Alexander Nevsky (as E. Tisse)
 1937 Bezhin lug (Short)
 1935 Frontier
 1934 Death Day (Short)
 1933 Eisenstein in Mexico (Documentary)
 1931 La destrucción de Oaxaca (Documentary short)
 1930 Romance sentimentale (Short)
 1929 Old and New
 1925 Battleship Potemkin (lead cinematographer)
 1925 Zolotoy zapas
 1925 Stachka
 1925 Jewish Luck
 1925 The Bear's Wedding (prologue)
 1921 Golod... golod... golod (Documentary)
 1921 Serp i molot
 1918 Signal
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Alternate Names:

E. Tisse | Edouard Tissé | Eduard Tissé | Edward Tissé

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Trained as a painter and still photographer. Started working behind the camera on newsreels during the First World War, thereafter branching out into documentaries. Best known for his collaboration with Sergei M. Eisenstein between 1924 and 1946.

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