Eisenstein Reader

Overview

This book presents, in a concise form, a selection of Sergei Eisenstein's significant writings. The texts, drawn from the BFI's "Selected Works of Eisenstein", address subjects including sound, film language, and his theories of "montage". This reader provides an accessible introduction to Eisenstein's work.

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Overview

This book presents, in a concise form, a selection of Sergei Eisenstein's significant writings. The texts, drawn from the BFI's "Selected Works of Eisenstein", address subjects including sound, film language, and his theories of "montage". This reader provides an accessible introduction to Eisenstein's work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851706764
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Distributed for the British Film Institu
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,428,727
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Taylor is Professor of Politics at the University of Wales, Swansea.

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Table of Contents

The montage of attractions (1923)—the montage of film attractions (1924)—the problem of the materialist approach to form (1925)—Constanta (whither "The Battleship Potemkin" (1926)—Eisenstein on Eisenstein, the director of "Potemkin" (1926)—Bela forgets the scissors (1926)—Our "October". Beyond the played and the non-played (1928)—beyond the shot (1929)—the dramaturgy of film form (the dialetical approach to film form) (1929)—the fourth dimension in cinema (1929)—"eh!" on the purity of film language (1934)—the mistakes of Behzin Meadow (1937)—Alexander Nevsky and the rout of the Germans (1938)—the problems of the Soviet historical film (1940)—Stalin, Molotov and Zhadanov on "Ivan the Terrible, Part Two" (1947)—from lectures on music annd colour in "Ivan the Terrible" (1947).

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