Sergej Michailowitsch Eisenstein

Eisenstein, Sergej Michailowitsch

Filmregisseur (1898–1948). Rare ALS in Russian in pencil. O. O. o. D. Schmal-folio (380 : 115 mm). 1p.
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Letter to „Bova“ (translated): „Sitting outside, nothing to do. Nobody's coming from Moscow. Wish someone would come to visit me — as I have time. If there's no time to come, come during the day. Get to station, short walk. How are studies? Say hello to mother. I'll be happy to see you.“ Eisenstein is a legendary Soviet film director and film theorist. He is considered a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1925), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1928), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958).

From the early 1920s until his death in 1948, Eisenstein subjected his films to constant critical scrutiny, in which he repeatedly expanded and revised older positions under the influence of new formal and thematic problems. Around 1930 there was a significant turning point with the increasing totalitarian narrowing of the post-revolutionary aesthetics in Stalinist cultural policy, the transition from silent to sound films and Eisenstein's stay in the USA and Mexico..