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Kinesthetic Empathy in Sergei Eisenstein’s Film Theory

Ana Hedberg Olenina

in Psychomotor Aesthetics: Movement and Affect in Modern Literature and Film

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051259
eISBN:
9780190051297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051259.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 explores Sergei Eisenstein’s theory of the audience’s corporeal empathy, evoked by actors’ movements and graphical, nonhuman “gestures”—that is, “movements” implied by the structure of the ... More


Introduction

in In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734149
eISBN:
9780226734163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about Sergei Eisenstein's unfinished film ¡Que Viva Mexico!. Though Eisenstein never lived to see any of his footage and never edited a single ... More


Radical Cinema

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes some of the cinematic techniques or aspects of the filmic medium itself that are seen as crucial to the 1930s cinematic text. It then moves freely between silent and sound ... More


Moving Pictures and Moving People: The Aesthetics of ‘Mass Success’

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of Dickens's aesthetics works in enabling Dickens to become the author most adapted for the screen. It is an exploration, through Dickens's relationship with film, of ... More


The “Epilogue”

in In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734149
eISBN:
9780226734163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes the baroque aesthetic in relation to Sergei Eisenstein's film ¡Que Viva Mexico!. It focuses on the allegory of the skull during the Day of the Dead as central to the narrative ... More


Repetition

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes representations of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great in the cultural life of the 1930s and 1940s. It turns first to the case of Aleksei N. Tolstoi and his many works on ... More


The Eisenstein Effect: Architecture and Narrative Montage in Sergei Eisenstein and Le Corbusier

Anthony Vidler

in The Moving Eye: Film, Television, Architecture, Visual Art and the Modern

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190218430
eISBN:
9780190218461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190218430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes the confluence in thinking about cinematic and architectural montage in the work of the Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. It describes ... More


Theses on Cinema as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter criticizes what the chapter calls the ‘bold thesis’, which is the conjunction of the idea that films can make an original contribution to philosophy, and the idea that this contribution ... More


Dreiser, Eisenstein and Upton Sinclair

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of Theodore Dreiser's interest in cinema, and then considers Sergei Eisenstein's film adaptation of An American Tragedy, which was praised by Dreiser but ... More


In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Masha Salazkina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734149
eISBN:
9780226734163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the 1920s and 1930s, Mexico attracted an international roster of artists and intellectuals—including Orson Welles, Katherine Anne Porter, and Leon Trotsky—who were drawn to the heady tumult ... More


“The Greatest Picture Ever Made”

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The subject of this chapter is the Oscar-winning film All Quiet on the Western Front. After discussion of why the Laemmle family’s Universal Studios wanted to make film of Erich Maria Remarque’s ... More


‘Disney Against the Metaphysicals’:Eisenstein, Pound, Ectoplasm and the Politics of Animation

Leigh Wilson

in Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers ectoplasm in relation to the materiality of film, and ask what this materiality does to questions of mimesis. It looks at Ezra Pound's conflicted attitude to film, via both his ... More


Misreading Egypt

Jesse Schotter

in Hieroglyphic Modernisms: Writing and New Media in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424776
eISBN:
9781474445009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424776.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter of Hieroglyphic Modernisms exposes the complex history of Western misconceptions of Egyptian writing from antiquity to the present. Hieroglyphs bridge the gap between modern ... More


A Plan with the Force of a Battleship

Alexander Kluge

Richard Langston (ed.)

in Difference and Orientation: An Alexander Kluge Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739200
eISBN:
9781501739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739200.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores Alexander Kluge's retrospective evaluation of Soviet avant-garde cinema practices. Kluge recounts Sergei Eisenstein's plan in 1927 to film Capital, “based on the scenario by ... More


Haitian Revolutionary Encounters: Eugene O’Neill, Sergei Eisenstein, and Orson Welles

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter engages three Haitian revolutionary “Lines of Flight”: the late-night forest run of the title character of Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones, a lesson given by Sergei Eisenstein to his ... More


Audiovisual Montage in Ivan the Terrible: Understanding Prokofiev’s Film Score Through Eisensteinian Sound–Image Theory

Katya Ermolaeva

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

While new scholarship on Prokofiev and Eisenstein continues to emerge, there has been surprisingly little written about Prokofiev’s film scores as they relate to Eisenstein’s theories on music and ... More


Another Revolution

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

The first filmmaker for whom Barthes expressed a sustained enthusiasm, whose films he did not feel the need to demystify, and the first figure in film history with whom he was in sympathetic ... More


An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

James Chandler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the middle of the eighteenth century, something new made itself felt in European culture—a tone or style that came to be called the sentimental. The sentimental mode went on to shape not just ... More


Sound Montage

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Montage theory remains at the heart of filmmaking and film studies, although many of its original concerns and insights have perhaps receded from view. Sound montage, theorized with the arrival of ... More


John Dos Passos and the Art of Montage

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the works of novelist John Dos Passos, who not only made sustained attempts to incorporate cinematic elements in his most famous fiction, Manhattan Transfer and the U.S.A. ... More


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