Sergei Eisenstein

Andrew Eynon (Grŵp Llandrillo Menai)
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Sergei Eisenstein [or Eizenshtein] is one of the world's most famous and prestigious film directors. His most influential film,

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, or “Potyomkin”], is still regarded as one of the most significant films in cinema history. His film theories remain the subject of great interest and debate, despite “montage cinema”, which he pioneered, being out of vogue for many years. It is much less well known that, before embarking on a career in film, Eisenstein had been a pioneering avant-garde theatre director, and that his theory of montage had originally been developed in relation to the stage.

Eisenstein was born in Riga, Latvia (then part of the Russian Empire) in January 1898. Eisenstein's father, Mikhail, was a German Jew who had converted to

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Citation: Eynon, Andrew. "Sergei Eisenstein". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 November 2006 [, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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