62 Facts About Sergei Eisenstein

1. Sergei Eisenstein responded by publishing an article, "The Mistakes of Bezhin Meadow", in which he repudiated his former esthetic commitments, vowing to "create films of high quality, worthy of the Stalinist epoch.

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2. In 1929, in Switzerland, Sergei Eisenstein supervised an educational documentary about abortion directed by Tisse entitled Frauennot—Frauengluck.

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3. Sergei Eisenstein responded by publishing an article, "The Mistakes of Bezhin Meadow", in which he repudiated his former esthetic commitments, vowing to "create films of high quality, worthy of the Stalinist epoch.

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4. In 1929, in Switzerland, Sergei Eisenstein supervised an educational documentary about abortion directed by Tisse entitled Frauennot—Frauengluck.

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5. Sergei Eisenstein responded by publishing an article, "The Mistakes of Bezhin Meadow", in which he repudiated his former esthetic commitments, vowing to "create films of high quality, worthy of the Stalinist epoch.

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6. In 1929, in Switzerland, Sergei Eisenstein supervised an educational documentary about abortion directed by Tisse entitled Frauennot—Frauengluck.

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7. Sergei Eisenstein responded by publishing an article, "The Mistakes of Bezhin Meadow", in which he repudiated his former esthetic commitments, vowing to "create films of high quality, worthy of the Stalinist epoch.

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8. Sergei Eisenstein was assigned a teaching position at the State Institute of Cinematography where he had taught earlier and in 1933 and 1934 was in charge of writing curriculum.

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9. Sergei Eisenstein apparently spent some time in a mental hospital in Kislovodsk in July 1933, ostensibly a result of depression born of his final acceptance that he would never be allowed to edit the Mexican footage.

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10. Sergei Eisenstein hoped to pressure the Sinclairs to insinuate themselves between him and Stalin, so Eisenstein could finish the film in his own way.

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11. Sergei Eisenstein admired these artists and Mexican culture in general, and they inspired Eisenstein to call his films "moving frescoes".

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12. On 24 November 1930, Sergei Eisenstein signed a contract with the Trust "upon the basis of his desire to be free to direct the making of a picture according to his own ideas of what a Mexican picture should be, and in full faith in Eisenstein's artistic integrity.

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13. Sergei Eisenstein accepted a short-term contract for $100,000 and arrived in Hollywood in May 1930, along with Aleksandrov and Tisse.

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14. In 1929, in Switzerland, Sergei Eisenstein supervised an educational documentary about abortion directed by Tisse entitled Frauennot—Frauengluck.

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15. Sergei Eisenstein spent the next two years touring and lecturing in Berlin, Zurich, London, and Paris.

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16. In 1920, Sergei Eisenstein was transferred to a command position in Minsk, after success providing propaganda for the October Revolution.

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17. Sergei Eisenstein was of Jewish descent through his paternal grandparents.

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18. Sergei Eisenstein made drawings of the entire film—every picture, every shot, every sequence.

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19. Sergei Eisenstein combined Freud and Constructivism: machines should experience orgasm, and animals should copulate in the manner of mythical beasts.

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20. Sergei Eisenstein is expected to become an architect like his father, but the Revolution interferes with these plans.

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21. Sergei Eisenstein felt that conventional forms could be utilized to present fresh content.

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22. In the 1930s Sergei Eisenstein had become interested in the application of other art forms to film.

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23. Sergei Eisenstein was in the middle of work on The General Line, a new experimental film about the developments in the countryside, when he was commissioned by the government in 1926 to make a film on the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution.

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24. In 1941, Sergei Eisenstein was commissioned to do an even larger historic epic, a three-part film glorifying the psychopathic and murderous 16th-century Russian czar, Ivan the Terrible.

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25. Sergei Eisenstein went on to make "Alexander Nevsky", a film about a 13th-century Russian prince's successful battle against invading German hordes.

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26. Around this time, Sergei Eisenstein sold his first political cartoons—which he signed Sir Gay—to several magazines.

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27. Sergei Eisenstein was first and foremost a dedicated Communist who saw the advantages of using art to propel political ideas soon after the Russian Revolution in 1917.

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28. Sergei Eisenstein designed sets for an opera version of War and Peace that Prokofiev was creating.

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29. Sergei Eisenstein was then able to impress Stalin again for "one more chance", and he chose, from two offerings, the job of a movie of Alexander Nevsky, with music composed by Sergei Prokofiev.

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30. Sergei Eisenstein spent a large amount of time with Charlie Chaplin.

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31. On October 23, 1930, Paramount and Sergei Eisenstein declared their contract canceled.

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32. Sergei Eisenstein completed a script by the start of October 1930.

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33. Sergei Eisenstein proposed a biography of munitions invester Sir Basil Zaharoff and a movie version of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw.

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34. In the autumn of 1928, Sergei Eisenstein left the Soviet Union for a tour of Europe.

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35. Sergei Eisenstein was born in Riga, Latvia but his family moved a lot in his early years.

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36. Sergei Eisenstein believed Prokofiev to be Wagner's melodramatic equal, and praised his uncanny ability to perceive "a plastic object in notes".

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37. Sergei Eisenstein was born into an upper-middle-class family in Riga, a Baltic port city in Latvia.

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38. Sergei Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture.

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39. Sergei Eisenstein has slipped into a difficult and absurd situation.

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40. Sergei Eisenstein returned to Moscow in 1920 and began his career in theatre work with Proletkult.

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41. Sergei Eisenstein was a Soviet film director and film theorist who is credited with the development of Montage filmmaking which was adopted by early Soviet film directors.

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42. On 21 January 2018, Sergei Eisenstein was linked from Google, a high-traffic website.

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43. Sergei Eisenstein responded by publishing an article, "The Mistakes of Bezhin Meadow", in which he repudiated his former esthetic commitments, vowing to "create films of high quality, worthy of the Stalinist epoch.

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44. Sergei Eisenstein was unwilling to conclude the picture after its allotted budget had been expended.

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45. Sergei Eisenstein suffered a serious heart attack just hours after finishing Part II of Ivan the Terrible.

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46. Sergei Eisenstein died of a second, massive heart attack in February 1948, just past his fiftieth birthday.

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47. Sergei Eisenstein was forced to confess his alleged errors in public.

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48. Sergei Eisenstein was not the first to develop the notion of montage as the essence of cinema specificity: that honour belonged to Lev Kuleshov in 1917.

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49. Sergei Eisenstein was buried in the Novodevichy CemeteryRussian: Novodeviche kladbische or Новодевичье кладбище, which holds the tombs of some of the most noted personalities of Russia's political and cultural milieus.

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50. Sergei Eisenstein died in his Moscow apartment on Potylikha StreetRussian: ulitsa Potyiliha or улица Потылиха, not far from Mosfilm.

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51. Sergei Eisenstein headed this film studio in 1940 and 1941, and it is here that he shot Alexander Nevsky and the first part of Ivan the Terrible.

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52. In the spring of 1923, Sergei Eisenstein put on his best-known theatrical performance, The SageRussian: Mudrets or Мудрец, on the stage of the First Workers' Proletkult TheatreRussian: Pervyi rabochiy teatr Proletkulta or Первыи рабочии театр Пролеткульта located on Vozdvizhenka StreetRussian: ulitsa Vozdvizhenka or улица Воздвиженка.

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53. Sergei Eisenstein would come to the Brestky railroad station again in 1926 to meet the Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks or in 1929 en route to Berlin.

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54. Sergei Eisenstein arrived in Moscow in late October 1920, right after the end of the Soviet-Polish warmilitary conflict between Soviet Russia and Poland, which sought to seize Ukraine.

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55. In 1925, Sergei Eisenstein delivered his first full-length feature, Strike.

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56. Sergei Eisenstein made of it a lyric poem, as calm and as expansive as Potemkin had been violent and compact.

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57. Sergei Eisenstein corresponded with Prokofiev from Alma-Ata, and was joined by him there in 1942.

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58. Sergei Eisenstein was thence able to ingratiate himself with Stalin for 'one more chance', and he chose, from two offerings, the assignment of a biopic of Alexander Nevsky, with music composed by Sergei Prokofiev.

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59. Sergei Eisenstein toured the American South, on his way to New York.

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60. Sergei Eisenstein completed a script by the start of October 1930, but Paramount disliked it completely and, additionally, found themselves intimidated by Major Frank Pease, president of the Hollywood Technical Director's Institute.

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61. Sergei Eisenstein proposed a biography of munitions tycoon Basil Zaharoff and a film version of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw, and more fully developed plans for a film of Sutter's Gold by Blaise Cendrars, but on all accounts failed to impress the studio's producers.

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62. In 1929, in Switzerland, Sergei Eisenstein supervised an educational documentary about abortion directed by Tisse entitled Frauennot—Frauengluck.

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