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Eisenstein on the Audiovisual

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Winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Moving Image Book Award, 2009 The pioneering film director and theorist Sergei Eisenstein is known for the unequalled impact his films have had on the development of cinema. Less is known about his remarkable and extensive writings, which present a continent of ideas about film. Robert Robertson presents a lucid and engaging introduction to a key area of Eisenstein's thought: his ideas about the audiovisual in cinema, which are more pertinent today than ever before. With the advent of digital technology, music and sound now act as independent variables combined with the visual medium to produce a truly audiovisual result. Eisenstein explored in his writings this complex, exciting subject with more depth and originality than any other practitioner, and this is an accessible and original exploration of his ideas.

Eisenstein s Audiovisual Attractions

Author : Robert Robertson
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Soviet avant-garde theatre, circus attractions, Piranesi's imaginary prisons, Chinese landscape art, Dreiser's An American Tragedy, Hokusai's One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, pre-logical thought -with this book, open Eisenstein's windows to new audiovisual horizons.

Audiovisual Rhythm

Author : Robert Robertson
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What is rhythm? Rhythm is related to pattern. How do we perceive it? Rhythm is organised comparison. It is directly related to our perception. This is why rhythm is there in music, mathematics, art, literature, theatre, dance, architecture, cinema. Rhythm in cinema is audiovisual.

Rethinking Prokofiev

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Among major 20th-century composers whose music is poorly understood, Sergei Prokofiev stands out conspicuously. The turbulent times in which Prokofiev lived and the chronology of his travels-he left Russia in the wake of Revolution, and returned at the height of the Stalinist purges-have caused unusually polarized appraisals of his music. While individual, distinctive, and instantly recognizable, Prokofiev's music was also idiosyncratically tonal in an age when tonality was largely pass�. Prokofiev's output therefore has been largely elusive and difficult to assess against contemporary trends. More than sixty years after the composer's death, editors Rita McAllister and Christina Guillaumier offer Rethinking Prokofiev as an assessment that redresses this enigmatic composer's legacy. Often more political than artistic, these appraisals have depended not only upon the date of publication but also the geographical location of the writer. Commissioned from some of the most distinguished and rising scholars in the field, this collection highlights the background and context of Prokofiev's work. Contributors delve into the composer's relationship to nineteenth-century Russian traditions, Silver-Age and Symbolist composers and poets, the culture of Paris in the 1920s and '30s, and to his later Soviet colleagues and younger contemporaries. They also investigate his reception in the West, his return to Russia, and the effect of his music on contemporary popular culture. Still, the main focus of the book is on the music itself: his early, experimental piano and vocal works, as well as his piano concertos, operas, film scores, early ballets, and late symphonies. Through an empirical examination of his characteristic harmonies, melodies, cadences, and musical gestures-and through an analysis of the newly uncovered contents of his sketch-books-contributors reveal much of what makes Prokofiev an idiosyncratic genius and his music intriguing, often dramatic, and almost always beguiling.

Cinema and the Audiovisual Imagination

Author : Robert Robertson
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So far, the study of cinema has been overwhelmingly visual. Robert Robertson instead presents cinema as an audiovisual medium, based on Sergei Eisenstein's ideas on the montage of music, image and sound. Cinema and the Audiovisual Imagination applies an audiovisual focus to films by directors such as Spike Lee, Maya Deren, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Luis Buñuel, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Werner Herzog, David Lean and Sergei Eisenstein. In addition, Eisenstein's concept of 'nonindifferent' nature is extended to films beyond the European tradition – by Satyajit Ray, Kaneto Shindo, Akira Kurosawa and Chris H. Lynn– and the audiovisual and landscape is explored in films by Dziga Vertov, Andrei Tarkovsky, Sergei Paradjanov, Bruce Conner, Jack Chambers, Derek Jarman and Alexander Sokurov. The audiovisual in avant-garde animation by John and James Whitney, Len Lye, Norman McLaren and in the film experiments of Busby Berkeley are considered too. Responding to recent developments in technology which have enabled practitioners to work extensively with music and sound on an equal level with the visual track, the book also examines the audiovisual creative process in opera, in a music/film collaboration with Dennis Dracup and in Robertson's own music/film Oserake and The River That Walks.

S M Eisenstein Selected Works Writings 1934 47

Author : Sergei Eisenstein
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Selected Works Beyond the stars the memoirs of Sergei Eisenstein

Author : Sergei Eisenstein
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Journal of the University Film Association

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Audio visual communi

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The Eisenstein Reader

Author : Sergei Eisenstein
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Legendary director Sergei Eisenstein has unquestionably emerged as cinema's most influential theorist and author of some of the most important aesthetic writings of the twentieth century. For the first time in one volume, "The Eisenstein Reader" presents in concise, chronological form his most significant work - including his famous theories of montage and articles on subjects as diverse as sound, film language, and Russian history. The selections range from early writings on his great silent masterpieces "The Strike, October" and "The Battleship Potemkin," to later works, hatched in the increasingly hostile and paranoid environment of Stalin's Soviet Union. Drawn from the acclaimed four-volume "Selected Works," this collection, which includes a new introduction and explanatory notes by Richard Taylor as well as many illustrations, further illuminates the startling originality, diversity, and power of the greatest and most flamboyant of all Russian filmmakers.

Slavic and East European Arts

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Audiovisual Materials

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Eisenstein at Ninety

Author : Ian Christie
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Sergei Prokofiev s Alexander Nevsky

Author : Kevin Bartig
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Upon its premiere in July 1938 during a time of rising tension between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, Sergei Eisenstein's epic film Alexander Nevsky - with a score by preeminent composer Sergei Prokofiev - was widely lauded by Soviet critics and audiences. The score, which Prokofiev wouldarrange as a separate cantata the following year, approximates the film's narrative, depicting the Proto-Russian citizens of Novgorod's heroic victory over the invading Teutonic Knights. A transparent allegory of contemporary Soviet might in the fact of Nazi war-mongering, the film is regarded as aclassic exemplar of state intervention in the arts, commissioned by Stalin to bolster patriotism and national pride, and Prokofiev's cantata remains one of his most performed works.Drawing from a wide range of archival materials, musicologist Kevin Bartig reassesses the genesis of Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky cantata, as well as the various historical projects that have given the music an enduring place in the international performance canon. Part of The Oxford KeynotesSeries, this volume considers the ways in which time, place, socio-political concerns, and critical traditions mediate the various meanings of an iconic work like Prokofiev's, and asks how musicians and listeners alike have encountered its music both historically and today.

The Film Sense

Author : Sergei Eisenstein
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A renowned Soviet director discusses his theory of film as an artistic medium which must appeal to all senses and applies it to an analysis of sequences from his major movies

Eisenstein at Work

Author : Jay Leyda
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Research in Education

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AV Communication Review

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Soviet Literature

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