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Sergei M. Eisenstein (1898–1948)


The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and then director. The Proletkult's director, Vsevolod ... See full bio »

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Known For

Battleship Potemkin
(1925)
Alexander Nevsky
Alexander Nevsky Director
(1938)

Filmography

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 1979 Que Viva Mexico (Documentary)
 1945 Ivan the Terrible, Part I (as Sergei Eisenstein)
 1941 Idol of Hope
 1940 Time in the Sun (Documentary)
 1939 The Fergana Canal (Documentary short)
 1938 Alexander Nevsky (as S. Eisenstein)
 1937 Bezhin lug (Short)
 1934 Death Day (Short)
 1933 Eisenstein in Mexico (Documentary)
 1931 La destrucción de Oaxaca (Documentary short)
 1930 Romance sentimentale (Short) (as S. M. Eisenstein)
 1929 Old and New
 1928 October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (as S. M. Eisenstein)
 1925 Battleship Potemkin (as S.M. Eisenstein)
 1925 Stachka
 1923 Dnevnik Glumova (Short)
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Other Works:

Book: "Film Essays" See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Biographical Movies | 28 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

S. M. Eisenstein | S.M. Eisenstein | S. Eisenstein | Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein | Sergei Eisenstein | Sergei Eizenshtein

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

The hieroglyphic language of the cinema is capable of expressing any concept, any idea of class, any political or tactical slogan, without recourse to the help of a rather suspect dramatic or psychological past.

Trivia:

Arrived in the United States in 1929, accompanied by Grigoriy Aleksandrov and Eduard Tisse. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford had praised Eisenstein during a 1926 trip to Moscow, and after visiting Hollywood, he was given a contract by Paramount "to direct several films at the convenience of the contractee." His proposed projects, film adaptations of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds", Theodore ... See more »

Trademark:

[Montage] Considered the father of the cinematic montage, he often used heavily edited sequences for emotional impact and historical propaganda (his most famous being the Odessa Steps sequence in Battleship Potemkin (1925) [Battleship Potemkin]).

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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