Sergei M. Eisenstein's Potemkin: A Shot-by-shot Presentation by David MayerSergei M. Eisenstein's Potemkin: A Shot-by-shot Presentation by David Mayer

Sergei M. Eisenstein's Potemkin: A Shot-by-shot Presentation

byDavid Mayer

Paperback | March 22, 1990

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Sergei M. Eisenstein's Potemkin, a vivid account of the mutiny of Russian sailors on a Czarist battleship in 1905, is universally acknowledged to be one of the greatest films of all time. Until now, however, Potemkin's astonishing vividness and artistry has never been translated satisfactorily into print. David Mayer's precise, shot-by-shot re-creation of Potemkin, the product of five years' work, is unquestionably definitive. For the student, it is a complete and faithful guide to the film. For the non-initiate, it can be read as a novel-a magnificent story of revolution and repression. With nearly three hundred illustrations, it can be used as a screenplay by film lovers. Mayer's concise introduction analyzes Eisenstein's innovative montage concepts and illustrates them with sequences of frames from the film. Now, with descriptions of each of the more than 1300 shot that make up the authoritative Museum of Modern Art version, even the smallest particulars of Eisenstein's directorial genius can be discovered and studied without losing Potemkin's narrative and visual flow.
David Mayer founded the now legendary Cinema Guild in the 1930s. He lives in New York City.
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Title:Sergei M. Eisenstein's Potemkin: A Shot-by-shot PresentationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:252 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.65 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.65 inPublished:March 22, 1990Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306803887

ISBN - 13:9780306803888

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Mayer sets out to present an exact description of what is seen in Eisenstein's legendary movie. The fact that he succeeds is due to a painstaking attention to detail. For the student this is a complete and faithful guide to the film. For the non-initiate, it can be read as a novel, or as a screenplay by film lovers.