n°34/ Who knows about Eisenstein anymore?

August 2012

by Nathalie Azoulai

David, 28, has never heard of Eisenstein though he's quite a moviegoer. Angela heard this name but never saw any movie. How about Nils, a cinema student, who sure knows about Einsenstein but only through specific scenes?
Nobody is perfect! Einsenstein designed scenes like nobody else did. Great directors such as Kurosawa, De Palma, Welles, Kubrick or Coppola consider him as an absolute master. Who knows by now that stairs will be never be the same on a movie since The Battleship Potemkin (1925), so as a pram, a battle or a shadow on a wall.
His movies have no hollywood glamour but just give a try. It is not only history. it's beauty. Yes you can!


Serguei Eisenstein