Sergei Eisenstein

Soviet filmmaker (1898–1948)

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн) (23 January 189811 February 1948) was a pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the "Father of Montage". He was one of artists associated with constructivism.

Sergei Eisenstein, St. Petersburg, 1910s

Quotes

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  • American capitalism finds its sharpest and most expressive reflection in the American cinema.
    • Sergei Eisenstein (1957) Film form [and]: The film sense; two complete and unabridged works. p. 196

Quotes about Sergei Eisenstein

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  • “This is Paul Robeson, the greatest American singer!” declared the famous film director, Eisenstein, introducing Robeson to a reception in his honor, attended by nearly all the celebrities in Moscow’s theatre and art world.
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