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Sergei Eisenstein: Drawings

Private collection. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and Matthew Stephenson, London. In childhood, and from Mexico until the end of his life, drawing was almost a daily practice for Eisenstein, and it served many functions. Some were what we would think of as production design, especially for Ivan the Terrible. But drawing also provided recreation […]

Early cinema, Sergei Eisenstein, and film culture today: An interview with Ian Christie on new directions in film history

by Malte Hagener and Annie van den Oever  Martin Scorsese and production design, early British cinema and Sergei Eisenstein, the Archers and contemporary European film culture – Ian Christie is as versatile as he is prolific. We caught up with Ian between a visit to the Giornate del Cinema Muto in Pordenone, teaching at Birkbeck, […]

Sergei Eisenstein: The Anthropology of Rhythm, a conversation with curators Marie Rebecchi and Elena Vogman

The exhibition Sergei Eisenstein: The Anthropology of Rhythm (Nomas Foundation, Rome, 20 September 2017 – 19 January 2018) explores the intersecting artistic, anthropological, and political dimensions of the unfinished film projects of Sergei Eisenstein: Que viva Mexico! (1931-1932), Bezhin Meadow (1935-1937), and Fergana Canal (1939). Curated by art and film historians Marie Rebecchi (Paris) and […]