Sergei Eisenstein

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  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood Editing Analysis

    who would forever revolutionize film editing, a man named Sergei Eisenstein. Eisenstein recognized five unique styles of editing, and named them the Metric Montage, Rhythmic Montage, Tonal Montage, Overtonal Montage, and Intellectual Montage. To this day, he has inspired many filmmakers with his montage theories, especially those of the early music video industry. One music video in particular, Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Two Tribes (Video Destructo Mix)", competently displays the Metric, Rhythmic, Tonal, and Intellectual Montages. The Godley and Creme-directed video of the Frankie Goes to Hollywood single, "Two Tribes", made great use of Eisenstein's Montage Theories, the most rudimentary…

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  • Pierrot Le Fou Analysis

    Russian formalism and Pierrot le fou In this essay I will apply the ideas of Sergei Eisenstein to Jean-Luc Godard's film, Pierrot le fou: one of the first road movies. Both are two filmmakers who seek to create transcendental movies through a methodical use of editing and offering a political and controversial vision of the time in history to which they belonged. One is linked to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the other one is a contemporary of May 68, two of the most important events in…

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  • Movie Editing Essay

    need to assemble the film. This unquestionably makes editing the foundation of film art. The importance of editing and appreciating the innovations of edit masters, is the very reason why Vsevolod Pudovkin stated that “the foundation of film art is editing” [Pudovkin, V.I. (1975)]. This is the hypothesis for this dissertation. Before Georges Méliès accidently discovered editing, after a fault with his camera, the art of film was little more than a stage production captured on film. Méliès was…

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  • Memento Film Analysis

    Introduction Movies are entertainment and they tell stories about characters going through experiences. But what exactly is the content of the film? To find richer meaning in film, a variety of theories are developed to analyze films in order to understand how they created responses in viewers and just what they might mean. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000) is presented by its non-linear narrative structure. It provides the viewer with the ‘clues’ necessary to decode the film and help them to…

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  • Vaganova Syllabus

    1. Who created the syllabus and why? a. The Vaganova syllabus was created by Russian dancer Agrippina Vaganova. b. She created this syllabus with her backgrounds in French, Italian, and Russian techniques, time spent at the Imperial Ballet School and years of experience. The syllabus was designed as a refined way of teaching and training. 2. Where did it begin? a. The syllabus began in Russia during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The Vaganova Academy wasn’t always the Vaganova Academy; it…

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  • The Evil Ballet: Von Rothbart's Swan Lake

    Kaylea Erwin Von Rothbart’s evil spell Swan Lake ballet happened to be Tchaikovsky’s first ballet that he had ever done, and which is turned out to be one awesome ballet. Swan Lake was a timeless and outstanding story that has magic, romance, and tragedy all into four different acts of the show. Prince Siegfried was the swan princess who was named Odette. Odette enjoyed her days as a swan swimming by the lake that was full of tears under the spell of sorcerer. As it is in most fairy tail…

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  • Essay On Ballet Russes

    From the 20th Century Russian Ballet expanded exponentially with the help of advocates such as Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes. The ballet Russes produced many works Petroukcha is a Russian ballet which is first performed in 1911 choreographed by Michael Fokine. Fokine saw to it that many “key” principles of the classical ballet style abandoned to portray a tormented puppet named Petrouchka. The story takes place at a Russian spring fair in Admirality Square, St Petersburg. The story…

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  • Vaslav Nijinsky Accomplishments

    However, his ballet pieces wasn't always widely accepted by the audience and caused controversy. The productions Jeux and L'après-midi d'un faune had sexually suggestive scenes--one involved a flirtatious interation between three male dancers. During production, Sergei Diaghilev suggested that the interaction would be between two females and one male dancer but Nijinsky continued with his idea. Also, his production Till Eulenspiegel received negative reactions from the audience because they…

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  • Stravinsky Accomplishments

    four-minute orchestral fantasy Feu d’artifice. While the piece was still largely imitative of Rimsky-Korsakov, particularly with respect to orchestration and form, the piece was well crafted and caught the attention of the ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who would later become Stravinsky’s most important collaborator throughout the Russian period. The Russian Period, Stravinsky’s first compositional era, was characterized largely by the recurring use of Russian themes on both music and…

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  • Classical Ballet Essay

    Historically Paris finds a new art scene after the war which is incorporated into the set, narrative, and ballet. Within in the story there are three ballets, one at the beginning reflecting Paris after tragedy; a panorama of dark streets with breadlines. The second concluding act I, is to Gershwin’s second rhapsody and connects the charterers’ narratives together. The largest is the finale piece. They wanted to ballet to be a part of the narrative and made it a collaborative effort between the…

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