9781861893673

Sergei Eisenstein

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    9781861893673

  • ISBN10:

    1861893671

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-22
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

A major influence on such filmmakers as Hitchcock, Godard, Fellini, and Scorsese, Sergei Eisenstein left an enduring legacy that was deeply informed by the political realities of early-twentieth-century Soviet Communism. InSergei Eisenstein, Mike O'Mahony uses this historical lens to examine the richly diverse films, writings, and artwork of one of the foremost filmmakers of the twentieth century. Drawing on an extensive archive of Eisenstein's published and unpublished writings, O'Mahony situates his oeuvre in the social and political context of the first three decades of Communist rule in the Soviet Union. The book analyzes his most influential filmsincludingBattleship Potemkin,October, andAleksandr Nevskiias well as his uncompleted film projects, pioneering theories and methods, and copious archive of writings and drawings. O'Mahony examines how Eisenstein's projects were generated or constrained by his volatile and complex personality, ongoing political events, and the conflict between his beliefs the Stalinist regime and his beliefs as a Bolshevik artist. The arcs of success and defeat in Eisenstein's career, the book ultimately reveals, are inextricably intertwined with these fraught political and personal circumstances. An in-depth and thoughtful biographical treatment,Sergei Eisensteingives us a new, richer understanding of this standard-bearer in modern filmmaking, making this an accessible and essential read for historians, scholars of film history, and movie buffs alike.

Author Biography

Mike O’Mahony is lecturer in the history of art at the University of Bristol. He is also the author of Sport in the USSR: Physical Culture–Visual Culture.
 

Table of Contents

Experimentationp. 12
Consolidationp. 47
Transitionp. 81
Hiatusp. 116
Reprievep. 151
Epiloguep. 193
Referencesp. 201
Select Bibliographyp. 215
Acknowledgementsp. 217
Photo Acknowledgementsp. 219
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