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December 27, 1987 | Ronald R. Levaco, Levaco is editor and translator of "Kuleshov on Film" and a professor of cinema at San Francisco State University. and
Throughout his life as Russia's leading film director, Sergei Eisenstein always wrote theory and criticism. His essays on film structure and montage are still mandatory reading in world film circles. However, he didn't find the time to write what some consider his magnum opus, "Nonindifferent Nature," until a second heart attack in 1946 forced him to suspend film making and begin an extended convalescence. This book is challenging, important yet flawed, especially at the beginning and the end.
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March 18, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
No one ever forgets the first time they see the breathtaking "Battleship Potemkin," the most bravura 69 minutes in film history ? actor Douglas Fairbanks called it "the most powerful and the most profound emotional experience in my life. " But, paradoxically, since its 1925 release, Russian director Sergei Eisenstein's masterpiece has been impossible to see on a big screen in the form the director intended. Until now. Playing at the Nuart in West Los Angeles for one week only is a new 35mm print of a "Potemkin" restoration that is the result of a 20-year collaboration between film archives in three countries.
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November 1, 1987 | HARLOW ROBINSON, Robinson is the author of "Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography," published recently by Viking Press.
When Sergei Prokofiev and Sergei Eisenstein began working on "Alexander Nevsky" in 1938, one of the many things they had in common was a firsthand knowledge of Hollywood, the mecca of capitalist escapist entertainment. For a variety of ideological, personal and artistic reasons, neither Eisenstein nor Prokofiev completed any projects here--despite numerous attempts.
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December 27, 1987 | Ronald R. Levaco, Levaco is editor and translator of "Kuleshov on Film" and a professor of cinema at San Francisco State University. and
Throughout his life as Russia's leading film director, Sergei Eisenstein always wrote theory and criticism. His essays on film structure and montage are still mandatory reading in world film circles. However, he didn't find the time to write what some consider his magnum opus, "Nonindifferent Nature," until a second heart attack in 1946 forced him to suspend film making and begin an extended convalescence. This book is challenging, important yet flawed, especially at the beginning and the end.
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March 18, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
No one ever forgets the first time they see the breathtaking "Battleship Potemkin," the most bravura 69 minutes in film history ? actor Douglas Fairbanks called it "the most powerful and the most profound emotional experience in my life. " But, paradoxically, since its 1925 release, Russian director Sergei Eisenstein's masterpiece has been impossible to see on a big screen in the form the director intended. Until now. Playing at the Nuart in West Los Angeles for one week only is a new 35mm print of a "Potemkin" restoration that is the result of a 20-year collaboration between film archives in three countries.
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December 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
A newly reconstructed version of the 1925 Soviet silent classic "Battleship Potemkin," featuring shots cut from the original, will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. The film now includes the original's Russian graphics and the opening words of revolutionary Leon Trotsky, which were cut in "one of the most spectacular cases of censorship in the 1920s," a festival statement said Wednesday. No complete print of the original film survived, it said.
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February 11, 1996 | Michael Wilmington
An incident from the abortive 1905 Russian revolution--a naval revolt that prompted the massacre of a group of rebel supporters and innocent bystanders--provided 27-year-old Sergei Eisenstein with the material for an historical re-creation: a great, multifaceted battle epic. It is a riveting, electric and stirring film with a legendary centerpiece--the Odessa Steps massacre--that seems to explode off the screen (Showtime Saturday at 5:30 a.m.).
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November 1, 1987 | HARLOW ROBINSON, Robinson is the author of "Sergei Prokofiev: A Biography," published recently by Viking Press.
When Sergei Prokofiev and Sergei Eisenstein began working on "Alexander Nevsky" in 1938, one of the many things they had in common was a firsthand knowledge of Hollywood, the mecca of capitalist escapist entertainment. For a variety of ideological, personal and artistic reasons, neither Eisenstein nor Prokofiev completed any projects here--despite numerous attempts.
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September 24, 1989 | CHARLES SOLOMON
The black-and-white photographs in this slim, handsome volume include some of the most successful work in Man Ray's long, colorful career, combining his training as a fashion photographer with his interest in the Surrealist and Dada movements.
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