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Sergei Eisenstein


Birth Name: Sergei Mikhailovich Eizenshtein

Born: 23 January 1898 Died: 11 February 1948

Country of origin: Latvia

Height: 5' 7"


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Description: Sergei Eisenstein (January 23, 1898 - February 11, 1948) was a Russian director noted for his films Battleship Potemkin and Oktober, both based loosely on a true story and presented in a realistic fashion, causing an immeasurable influence on early documentary directors. Eisenstein was a pioneer in the use of editing. He believed that film editing was more than merely a method used to link scenes together in a movie; he felt that careful editing could actually be used to manipulate the emotions of the audience. He performed long research into this area, and developed what he called montage. His published books The Film Form a ... (more)
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