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TCF Reading Test 2 Chapters 8,9,10,11 13 (258-271) Chapter 8 Soviet Montage - Born with Russian revolution - Lenin considered movies the most influential of all arts. - Soviet film created as a teacher, not a clown (propaganda vs entertainment) - Very experimental with movies and experience, ideas from Einstein, Vertov, Purdovkin - 2 accidents helped shape soviet film o shortage of raw (unexposed) film stock had to shoot on scraps of film, became brisk and dynamic. Short and quick Kuleshov workshop (school) edit and reedit old film. o Intolerance came through the Soviet blockade. Became obsessed, watched it, studied it all the time Very emotional, powerful Led to soviet directors incorporating those ideas - Believed editing was basis of film art - Editing created emotion on audience (food +blank stare = hungry) - Editing served 3 primary focuses o Could serve a narrative function o Could generate and intellectual response o Purely emotional response. o Believed most editing most have all 3 in one - Montage = French for editing Sergei M. Einstein - greatest master of montage - breaks all rules o lacks central protagonist o moves from action to commentart to analysis at directors whim o lack conventional plot, compelling action or unified structure o principles of montage collision conflict contrast o first film Strike made when 27 o started theater in civil war of 1918-1920, eventually moved to fil o Einstein and Eduard Tisse regarded as one of the greatest director- cinematographer teams of all time. o Battleship Potemkin
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Next film (1925) Uniquely powerful editing bring film to life. About 1905 revolution with sailors. Film with mass protagonist (sailors) One “feels” the film…like music changes mood. o October Shortened simplified version in US and England called “Ten Days that Shook the World” Less effecting that Battleship . about Bolshevick revolution in October. Used inanimate objects to comment sarcastically on people. o Next film called Old and New(1929) sometimes referred to as The General Line about discarding the old ways (pre revolve) of peasent farmer thinking and acting. Stalin didn’t like it. Einstein was half jewish bisexual and poetry reader of everything. o Didn’t make another film for 10 years - Sound overtook cinema - He studied abroad about film, teaching in US. Signed by paramount, didn’t make anything - Submitted projects that were rejected by the state. o last film Ivan the Terrible p I, II, III (unfinished) Vsevolod I. Podovkin. - him and Einstein friendly opponents. - His montage (editing was one of linkage ) , as bricks to make a wall - Sometimes kind of compaered to Pavlov---desired stimulus could be evoked - Einstein believed: o Shot A collides with Shot B to create concept C (dialectal montage) - Podovkin o Idea was constructive editing o More intimate and relaxed o Focus on individual, not mass - Began study at state film school o Mother (1926) Sensitive treatment of a human story. About women who learns radical action only protection against a
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