Sergei Eisenstein: A Life in Conflict by Ronald Bergan

By Ronald Bergan

Publish yr note: First released in 1999
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Now again in print, this acclaimed biography reassesses a titan of early cinema in accordance with new fabric published after the autumn of the Soviet Union.

Sergei Eisenstein: A existence in Conflict tells the dramatic tale of 1 of worldwide cinema’s towering geniuses and vital theorists. Ronald Bergan information Eisenstein’s lifestyles from his precocious early life to his explosion onto the avant-garde scene in progressive Russia, via his groundbreaking movie occupation, his relationships with authors and artists akin to James Joyce and Walt Disney, and his premature loss of life at age fifty. Eisenstein’s landmark motion pictures, together with The Battleship Potemkin and Ivan the Terrible, are nonetheless watched, sought after, and taught through the world.

Drawing upon fabric lately published from the Soviet records after the breakup of the USSR and from Eisenstein’s own letters, diaries, and sketches, Bergan shines a brand new mild at the impression of Eisenstein’s formative years on his paintings, his homosexuality, and his willing curiosity within the West. This publication is the definitive biography of an influential director who observed movie because the synthesis of all of the arts and whose paintings displayed a passionate and profound clutch of artwork, technological know-how, philosophy, and faith.

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