Who is Sergei Eisenstein?

Sergei Eisenstein: Born in 1898, Sergei Mikhailovich Eizenshtein was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage in filmmaking- the technique of editing a fast-paced sequence of short shots to transcend time or suggest thematic juxtapositions.

Monday marks the 120th birth anniversary of a Soviet film director. The film theorist Sergei Eisenstein and Google dedicated its doodle to the filmmaker.

Born in 1898, Sergei (Sergei Mikhailovich Eizenshtein) was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage in filmmaking- the technique of editing a fast-paced sequence of short shots to transcend time or suggest thematic juxtapositions.

Sergei Eisenstein: The doodle shows Sergei developing the film reels.

He directed several groundbreaking films, including Battleship Potemkin, Strike, and The General Line.

He was honored with Stalin prize in 1941 and 1946.

Sergei took his last breath on February 11, 1948, at the age of 50 in Moscow, Soviet Union.

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