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1917 revolution
Today looking at contrasting ussr movement in art film,
Early stage of russiaN film. Up to 1920

Art cinema tool of revolution, promote ideas, wide head of cinema,
Lennon, founded state school of cinematography in Moscow,

Note institutional difference, vs business industry model. Difference betweeen us.

First ever film school.
Ounces in film theory. Idea driven, not $ or entertainment so.

So school, state gov. Run, through committees.
Decided appro portait content.


1920 Russian developed

Own style of editing,based on discontinuity
Call it soviet montage practise. (Not necessarily sequential narrative like in us)


Mules hoc effect

Effect of discontinuity,
Viewing perception experiments based. Finding how people connect images, interpret emotions.

Juxtapose images influence interpret one image in context to the other.


What are they focused on in early society from

How to combine pieces into a whole
Cumulative-> to whole

Or what we call a synthetic idea (vs analytic)


1924 committed I d not intervene

For stylistic practis,
Non issue of experimental vs formal for at least a decade!
In. Silent era remember.


Eisenstein director

Griffith, lang influence. Discontinuous match as much a possible.
Used musical terms in theoretical papers.

Ex. Of visual rhythms (editing)
Odes is steps sequence. 1925
Discontinuity. Rhythmic editing cumulate, synthetic

Guns theaters lions,

Traveled to us and Mexico.
Works in Hollywood. Paramount than independant sponsor, sinclaire . Personal conflicts.
Forced back home to oppression. Big ideas could not materialize.


Jump cut

Editing technique, discontinue in space.


Tempo editingq

Pulse and neat of the frames and movement in frames.


Content and form is emotional

Abstract, discontinuous editing. Disorienting.


Creating of meaning term

Intellectually l (vertical) montage


1928 October film ex.
Period of

Radical experimentation. Purse cinematic expression. I liken it to contemporary classical music.


What is a dialectical principle

He's is and antithesis, leading to clash dualist if, leading to synthesis,
Sonata form is an sample, or the October movie. But it was too experimental. Informs Marxism oppression.


Montage style

Less emphasis chRcter and psychology.
More about collective forces. Cumulative, rigid force.
Social rather than individual psych.
Contrast to us
Getting to Stalin power.


Stalin power

Lot more oppressiveness.
Experimentalism foota go.
Through committee had to do changes .


1935 Eisenstein gets

Official attacks on his work. Oppression. Problem of committees approval.
1937 conference condemnation. 1938, reconsider, Stalin requests new film to be producesd
Strong patriotic propaganda film against Germans.


Alexander Nevsky

First Eisenstein sound film.
Least freedom,

Completely different context,
Looked at limits due to market, now political.

Worked with Prokofiev.

Sound era, not montage period (1924-1930)
More conservative. Shyness, discontinuity, abstract graphic compositions still part of language.
Dif. 'S how he worked with Eisenstein. Music so imp. Even coming first. More musical knowledge by director.
Composer brought into production much earlier. (Long term collaboration in mproudction phase.


Prokofiev interred in

Studio recording,
Mixing mixing, filtering.
Influential action film score.
Technology did not allow good translation.
Cantata, stands on its own