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Sergei Eisenstein: Cinema and Theater. Nikolai Evreinov (1943)
Cinema and Theater. Nikolai Evreinov (1943)
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Sergei Eisenstein

Cinema and Theater. Nikolai Evreinov (1943)

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  • History of photography
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  • Russia

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Sergei Eisenstein

(1898–1948), film director and film theorist. He restaged The Storming of the Winter Palace in his movie October (1928).

Inke Arns (ed.), Igor Chubarov (ed.), ...: Nikolai Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«

In 1920, the third anniversary of the October Revolution, The Storming of the Winter Palace was performed with a cast of 10,000. But as a reenactment this mass spectacle, directed by Nikolai Evreinov, was deceptive. It was intended to recall something—the storming of the Winter Palace as the beginning of the revolution—that it itself produced as a theatrical medium. This volume reconstructs the event with texts, photographs, and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.

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