By Ronald Bergan
Sergei Eisenstein: A lifestyles in Conflict tells the dramatic tale of 1 of worldwide cinema’s towering geniuses and critical theorists. Ronald Bergan information Eisenstein’s lifestyles from his precocious formative years to his explosion onto the avant-garde scene in innovative Russia, via his groundbreaking movie profession, his relationships with authors and artists resembling James Joyce and Walt Disney, and his premature loss of life at age fifty. Eisenstein’s landmark movies, together with The Battleship Potemkin and Ivan the Terrible, are nonetheless watched, sought after, and taught in the course of the world.
Drawing upon fabric lately published from the Soviet documents after the breakup of the USSR and from Eisenstein’s own letters, diaries, and sketches, Bergan shines a brand new gentle at the impact of Eisenstein’s adolescence on his paintings, his homosexuality, and his willing curiosity within the West. This ebook is the definitive biography of an influential director who observed movie because the synthesis of the entire arts and whose paintings displayed a passionate and profound take hold of of paintings, technological know-how, philosophy, and religion.