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Friday, September 26, 2014

Vsevolod Pudovkin

Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin
photo from 1920
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developed influential theories of montage; his masterpieces are often contrasted with those of his contemporary Eisenstein, but whereas Eisenstein utilized montage to glorify the power of the masses, Pudovkin preferred to concentrate on the courage and resilience of individuals (wiki)

entered the world of cinema at the beginning of the 1920's, first as a screenwriter, actor and art director, and then as an assistant director to Lev Kuleshov (see for instance Kuleshov's The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West, where Pudovkin was beautifully playing the chief of crocks); then he went further on his own; in 1926 he directed Mother, considered on of the masterpieces of silent cinema; it was followed by other masterpieces (wiki)

(Filmele Avangardei)

(Russian and Soviet Cinema)



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