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Author Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948, author.

Title Sergei M. Eisenstein : notes for a general history of cinema / edited by Naum Kleiman & Antonio Somaini ; translations from Russian by Margo Shohl Rosen, Brinton Tench Coxe, and Natalie Ryabchikova.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (545 pages) : illustrations.
Series Film theory in media history
Film theory in media history.
Summary One of the iconic figures of the twentieth-century cinema, Sergei Eisenstein is best known as the director of The Battleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevskii and Ivan the Terrible. His craft as director and film editor left a distinct mark on such key figures of the Western cinema as Nicolas Roeg, Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Peckinpah and Akiro Kurosawa.This comprehensive volume of Eisenstein's writings is the first-ever English-language edition of his newly discovered notes for a general history of the cinema, a project he undertook in 1946-47 before his death in 1948. In his writings, Eisenstein presents the main coordinates of a history of the cinema without mentioning specific directors or films: what we find instead is a vast genealogy of all the media and of all the art forms that have preceded cinema's birth and accompanied the first decades of its history, exploring the same expressive possibilities that cinema has explored and responding to the same, deeply rooted,urges cinema has responded to. Cinema appears here as the heir of a very long tradition that includes death masks, ritual processions, wax museums, diorama and panorama, and as a medium in constant transformation, that far from being locked in a stable form continues to redefine itself. The texts by Eisenstein are accompanied by a series of critical essays written by some of the world's most qualified Eisenstein scholars.
Language English.
Contents Foreword / Naum Kleiman -- Cinema as "dynamic mummification," history as montage : Einstein's media archaeology / Antonio Somaini -- Notes for a general history of cinema / Sergei M. Eisenstein -- What renders Daumier's art so cinematic for Eisenstein? / Ada Ackerman -- "The heritage we renounce" : Eisenstein in historio-graphy / François Albera -- The Notes for a general history of cinema and the dialectic of the Eistensteinian image / Luka Arsenjuk -- Act now!, or For an untimely Eistenstein / Nico Baumbach -- Pathos and praxis (Eisenstein versus Barthes) / Georges Didi-Huberman -- Eisenstein's absolutely wonderful, totally impossible project / Jane Gaines -- Dynamic typicality / Abe Geil -- Archaeology vs. paleontology : a note on Eisenstein's Notes for a general history of cinema / Vinzenz Hediger -- Point -- pathos -- totality / Mikhail Iampolski -- Distant echoes / Arun Khopkar -- "Synthesis" of the arts or "friendly cooperation" between the arts? : the general history of cinema according to Eistenstein / Pietro Montani -- Eisenstein's mummy complex : temporality, trauma, and a distinction in Eisenstein's Notes for a general history of cinema / Philip Rosen -- Sergei Eisenstein and the Soviet models for the study of cinema, 1920s-1940s / Masha Salazkina and Natalie Ryabchikova.
Access Open Access EbpS
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-523) and index.
Subject Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948
Motion pictures -- History.
Cinéma -- Histoire.
ART / General
Motion pictures
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Kleman, N. I. (Naum I.), editor.
Somaini, Antonio, editor.
Rosen, Margo Shohl, translator.
Coxe, Brinton Tench, translator.
Ryabchikova, Natalie, translator.
Added Title Notes for a general history of cinema
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) OAPEN
Other Form: 9789048517114 (online)
9789089642837 (pbk.)
Sergei M. Eisenstein (OCoLC)ocn748349700 (DLC) 2016441506
ISBN 9048517117 (ebook)
9789048517114 (electronic bk.)
9789089648440 (hardback)
9789089642837 (paperback)
9089642838 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.5117/9789089642837. doi
AU@ 000069443973

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