The Film Sense

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"The Film Sense together with Film Form, by the internationally renowned Soviet director, are regarded as classic statements on the aesthetics of filmmaking. The Film Sense draws upon Eisenstein's experience in the creation of Strike, Potemkin, Ten days that shook the world, Old and New, and Alexander Nevsky to discuss films as a more expressive and profound medium that would appeal to all the senses, as well as the emotions and the intellect. The discussion ends with a fascinating analysis of audio-visual correspondences in a sequence from Alexander Nevsky. The book also includes a complete listing of Eisenstein's pre-film and film work ; an early theoretical essay ; sequences from his scenarios for an American tragedy, Que viva Mexico!, Sutter's gold, and Ferghana canal ; a bibliography of his writings ; and all the diagrams and photographs of the original edition".--Page 4 de la couverture.
 

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Contents

WORD AND IMAGE
3
SYNCHRONIZATION OF SENSES
69
COLOR AND MEANING
113
PRACTICE
157
The Work of Eisenstein
217
Montage of Attractions An Essay
230
Strike A Sequence
233
An American Tragedy Reel 10
236
Sutters Gold Reel 4
243
First Outline of Que Viva Mexico
251
Ferghana Canal Reel 1
256
Bibliography of Eisensteins Writings
269
Sources
277
Index
283
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Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, who was born in Riga in 1898, first achieved world fame with his silent film Potemkin in 1925. Although he completed only six films before his death in 1948, he is considered one of the most influential filmmakers and film theoreticians of our time.

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