The Eisenstein Reader
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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A Soviet Artist
The Montage of Attractions 1923 29
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