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dc.contributor.editorKleiman, Naum
dc.contributor.editorSomaini, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-10 14:46:32
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T14:16:36Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T14:16:36Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier610151
dc.identifierOCN: 1048159315en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32683
dc.description.abstractOne of the iconic figures of the twentieth-century cinema, Sergei Eisenstein is best known as the director of The Battleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevskii and Ivan the Terrible. His craft as director and film editor left a distinct mark on such key figures of the Western cinema as Nicolas Roeg, Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Peckinpah and Akiro Kurosawa.This comprehensive volume of Eisenstein’s writings is the first-ever English-language edition of his newly discovered notes for a general history of the cinema, a project he undertook in 1946-47 before his death in 1948. In his writings, Eisenstein presents the main coordinates of a history of the cinema without mentioning specific directors or films: what we find instead is a vast genealogy of all the media and of all the art forms that have preceded cinema’s birth and accompanied the first decades of its history, exploring the same expressive possibilities that cinema has explored and responding to the same, deeply rooted, —urges˜ cinema has responded to. Cinema appears here as the heir of a very long tradition that includes death masks, ritual processions, wax museums, diorama and panorama, and as a medium in constant transformation, that far from being locked in a stable form continues to redefine itself. The texts by Eisenstein are accompanied by a series of critical essays written by some of the world’s most qualified Eisenstein scholars.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFilm Theory in Media History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APF Films, cinema::APFB Individual film directors, film-makers
dc.subject.othermontage
dc.subject.otheruntranslated notes
dc.subject.othersergei eisenstein
dc.subject.otherhistory of cinema
dc.subject.otherPhotography
dc.titleSergei M. Eisenstein: Notes for a General History of Cinema
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/9789089642837
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd3d1a33-0ac2-4cfe-a101-355ae1bd857a
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Photography - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography; Sergei Eisenstein - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Eisenstein
oapen.identifier.ocn1048159315


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