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Sergei M. Eisenstein

Date of Birth: Jan 20, 1898

Country: Soviet Union

Biography: Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1925), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1928), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). (Wikipedia)

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Titles You've Ranked (19)
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Dnevnik Glumova Dnevnik Glumova (1923)  - Short Film
Summary: Filmic insert to Eisenstein's modernized, free adaptation of Ostrovskiy's 19th-century Russian stage play, "The Wise Man" ("Na vsyakogo mudretsa dovolno prostoty"). The anti-hero Glumov tries to escape exposure in the midst of acrobatics, derring-do, and farcical clowning. Several members of Eisenstein's troupe at the legendary "Proletkult" stage theatre in Moscow briefly appear in this little film. (imdb)
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La destrucción de Oaxaca La destrucción de Oaxaca (1931)  - Short Film
Summary: Footage of the aftermath of the January 14 1931 earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico. (imdb)
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Romance sentimentale Romance sentimentale (1930)  - Short Film
Summary: Avant-garde short.
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Death Day Death Day (1934)  - Short Film
Summary: The enormous amont of film shot by Eisenstein in Mexico was never edited or completed. However it provided footage for works edited by others, of which this is one. Death Day is a record of a curious Mexican holiday taken from the Aztec feast for the dead. For one day, death rules supreme in the form of candy skulls, death toys, processions of skeletons, and funereal masks; yet it also seems strangely, almost benevolently, integrated into life, the fear of it weakened by mockery and familiarity. (Amos Vogel)
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¡Que viva Mexico! ¡Que viva Mexico! (1932)
Summary: Having revolutionized film editing through such masterworks of montage as Potemkin and Strike, Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein emigrated west in hopes of testing the capabilities of the American film industry. (imdb)
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Dem Panzerkreuzer Potemkin auf der Spur Dem Panzerkreuzer Potemkin auf der Spur (2007)  - TV Movie
Summary: "Tracing Battleship Potemkin" goes on to detail the extensive number of shots long lost from constant authorized and unauthorized re-cuts in the last 80 years, and how many of those shots have been returned. Indeed, the film is all the more powerful and lyrical with a number of key scenes (especially the famed "Odessa steps" sequence) filled out and shaded with emotional nuance.
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Everyday Everyday (1929)  - Short Film
Summary: Experimental documentary focusing on a day in the life of city workers, featuring montage sequences and repetition to emphasise the monotony of routine office work. (BFI Screenonline)
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Sergei Eisenstein. Avtobiografiya Sergei Eisenstein. Avtobiografiya (1996)
Summary: Sergei Eisenstein biopic made from archive footage as a stream of consciousness.
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The Storming of La Sarraz The Storming of La Sarraz (1929)
Summary: A farcical war between the forces of Commercial Cinema and Independent Cinema. (imdb)
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Bezhin lug Bezhin lug (1937)  - Short Film
Summary: A Soviet farmer son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society. (imdb)
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Strike Strike (1925)
Summary: In Russia's factory region during Czarist rule, there's restlessness and strike planning among workers; management brings in spies and external agents... (imdb)
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October: Ten Days That Shook the World October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1928)
Summary: In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November of that year (imdb)
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Ivan the Terrible, Part Two Ivan the Terrible, Part Two (1958)
Summary: As Ivan the Terrible attempts to consolidate his power by establishing a personal army, his political rivals, the Russian boyars, plot to assassinate their Tsar.
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Ivan the Terrible, Part One Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944)
Summary: In 1547, Ivan IV (1530-1584), archduke of Moscow, crowns himself Tsar of Russia and sets about reclaiming lost Russian territory... (imdb)
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Alexander Nevsky Alexander Nevsky (1938)
Summary: The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. (imdb)
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Thunder Over Mexico Thunder Over Mexico (1933)
Summary: As was common in Diaz's Mexico, a young hacienda worker finds his betrothed imprisoned and his life threatened by his master for confronting a hacienda guest for raping the girl. (imdb)
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The General Line The General Line (1929)
Summary: This is Eisenstein's only completed film about a contemporary subject. It depicts the mechanization and collectivization of a farm, focusing on a peasant woman fighting greed and superstition. It contains several striking examples of Eisenstein's montage technique. (ihffilm.com)
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¡Que Viva Mexico! ¡Que Viva Mexico! (1932)
Summary: Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state. (imdb)
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Battleship Potemkin Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Summary: A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.