In an Eisenstein film, loose, metaphorical associations displace narrative continuity: images related only by analogy cut up chronological sequences. Physical action is by turns slowed down to a grueling pace and sped up to a frenzy. In every respect, Sergei Eisenstein's films are challenging. And ye
The year was 1919, the locale was Soviet Russia, and the mood was positively revolutionary. Luckily for him, Dziga Vertov was on the right train, filming Soviet Chairman Mikhail Kalinin on a propaganda tour.
As a young filmmaker and theoretician, Vertov was at the forefront of a roaring debate a