Sergey Eisenstein. (1958)

Documentary №4995, 5 parts, duration: 0:51:19, black-white
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Katanyan V.
Screenwriters:Yurenev R.
Camera operators:Glider M.
Anouncers:Khmara L.
Text authors:Yureneva E.


Biographical film for the 60th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Eisenstein.

Temporary description:

Eisenstein film clips: "Strike", "Battleship Potemkin", "October", "old and new", "Alexander Nevsky" and "Ivan", "Viva Mexico!", "Dream." Film director GV Alexandrov says (sinhr.) about working with Eisenstein in Mexico. Film director Sergei Eisenstein students fighting positions, among his friends, on the filming M. Romm's "Dream", the work at home. Apartment Interior Eisenstein. Eisenstein with the composer Sergei Prokofiev, in the film "Ivan the Terrible." Figures Eisenstein.

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Portraits SM Eisenstein.

Footage from his films.


Birthplace SM Eisenstein.

Photo: Sergei Eisenstein in his childhood.

Report Card Eisenstein.

Album of children's drawings of the future director.

Student book Eisenstein.

Identity policeman.

Red Army books.

Sketches of theatrical costumes.

Playbill "The Wise Man Stumbles".

The costumes for the play.

Photo: A scene from "The Wise Man ..."

Actors: V. Yanukova - close-up, M. Strauch - close-up, Aleksandrov - close-up.

SM Eisenstein - close-up.

An excerpt from the film "The Strike": workers quit their jobs.

The plant is not running.

Photo: Sergei Eisenstein for editing table.

Images from the "strike": portraits of secret police agents.


Acceleration working demonstration.

Portraits: SM Eisenstein, E. Tise, assistant SM Eisenstein: Levshin, Antonov, Gomorova, Strauch, Alexandrov.

Photo: N. Aghajanova.

Stills from the film "Battleship Potemkin": shooting sailors.

Sailor Vakulenchuk calls for insurrection.

Uprising on the battleship.

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Shots of the film “The Battleship Potemkin”: shooting of workers in the city of Odessa.

Soviet and foreign bills of the film, clippings, books about the film.

The Italian film director Giuseppe de Santis is speaking.

A portrait of Sergey Eisenstein.

A bill of the film “Oktyabr’" [“October”].

Shots of the film: Lenin is on a platform.

People are greeting Lenin.

Kerensky is walking by.

A Menshevik is speaking.

Photos: Eisenstein is at a cutting table, during shooting.

A shot of the film: the assault of the “Winter Palace”.

A photo: Eisenstein and Tise are during shooting.

Shots of the film “Staroye i Novoye” [“The Old and The New”].

Sole-proprietorship peasants are cultivating the land.

The film heroine Marfa Lapkina is sleeping.

Marfa Lapkina’ dream.

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Photos, clippings.

G. Aleksandrov is telling about his and Sergey Eisenstein’s stay in Mexico.

Photos of production.

Film shots created by Sergey Eisenstein: portraits of Mexicans, ancient monuments, a national fest.

Execution of rebelled peons.

Sergey Eisenstein is among students of the Cinematography Institute.

Sergey Eisenstein’s drawings.

Shots of the film “Bezhin lug” [“The “Bezhin” Meadow”].

Sergey Eisenstein is at a microphone.

A shot of the film “Alexander Nevsky”: Russian prisoners are in front of Swedes.

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A shot of the film “Alexander Nevsky”.

A photo: shooting of the Ice Battle - production.

Shots of the Ice Battle.

Mikhail Kalinin is giving an order to Sergey Eisenstein.

Sergey Eisenstein is among film directors, among friends.

Eisenstein is observing sets of the film “Mechta” [“The Dream”].

Magazines, books, drawings of Sergey Eisenstein.

Materials of Sergey Eisenstein’s fund.

A library and single objects in Sergey Eisenstein’s apartment.

The film director is at work.

Books, pictures, replications, letters, photos with P. Robson, May Lan Fan, Chaplin.

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Shots of the film “Ivan Grozny” [“Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible”].

The stardom banns of Ivan, battle scenes, portraits of the characters, Ivan is at Anastasya’s coffin.

Drawings to the film.

Shots of the film: “Ivan i oprichniki [Ivan and soldier of oprichnina (political and administrative apparatus established by Russian Tsar Ivan IV)].

Sergey Eisenstein and Sergey Prokofiev.

Sergey Prokofiev.

A photo: production of the film “Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible”.

Shots of the film: “Scena v Aleksandrovskoi slobode” [“Scene in the settlement of Alexandrov”].

Sketces to a film about Pushkin, Nerone, the Great Fergana Canal construction, about Moscow.

Books, magazines.

The exhibition of Eisenstein’s drawings.

A scientific conference.

Shots of the films by Eisenstein.

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