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Author Bordwell, David.

Title The cinema of Eisenstein / David Bordwell
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993


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 MELB  791.430233092 Eisens Bor/Coe  AVAILABLE
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
Analysis Cinema Films (Motion pictures) Directing
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Notes Includes filmography: p. <289>-292
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-309) and index
Includes filmography: pages [289]-292
Subject Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Silent films -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism.
LC no. 92045678
ISBN 0674131371 (cloth : alk. paper)
067413138X (paperback: alk. paper)