History of the Soviet Montage
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History of the Soviet Montage
Film technique used to create more complex meanings
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Requiem Montage

This clip from "Requiem for a Dream" by Darren Afronosky incorporated intellectual montage by showing the pills, pupils, powder and what's happening in a person's brain. All of these short clips lead to the meaning of drug addiction without having to say that's whats happening.

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vladimir lenin - Google Search

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Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the second revolution in Russia. For lenin, cinema was the most important art, most likely because it was an effective source for propaganda.

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Eisenstein's montage theory

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Eisenstein believed that by putting two images together, the message those images created together was greater than the individual meaning of each image.

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Lev Kuleshov

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Lev Kuleshov's films include By the Law, The Great Consoler, The King of Paris, The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks, and For Happiness.
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Created his own montage theory, The Kuleshov Effect and helped found the Moscow Film School, immediately after the Revolution in 1917.

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Benjamin with Daisy montage scene

Montage scene from David Fincher movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button when Benjamin (Brad Pitt) is with Daisy (Cate Blanchett).
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Soviet Montage still influences films today. In this scene from "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," short clips are compiled together to show the couples relatioship over a long period of time.

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CONSTRUCTIVISM

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Constructivism - the direction the 1920s Russian art. Proponents of constructivism has set itself the task of environmental engineering. They sought to understand the possibilities of new technolog...
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Eisenstein was influenced by Constructivism. He wanted to create conflict, collision and contrast in his films. Constructivism is art that can be fine-tuned to create certain reactions.

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Sergei Eisenstein & "Battleship Potemkin" - newszap.com

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Sergei Eisenstein & "Battleship Potemkin"
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There is much that is fascinating about the life and work of Sergei M. Eisenstein.
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Eisenstein uses neutralization to break down moments into specific shots. The camera stays on people's faces as they are shot and by simply watching the characters individual reactions, the context of the film is created.

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Kuleshov Effect / Effetto Kuleshov

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This silent film elicits a different emotional effect with each different pairing. The man is supposed to be showing a different emotion with each pairing, even though his facial expression never changes.

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Twitter / sayuri3: The Kuleshov Effect #Hitchcock ...

RT @sayuri3: The Kuleshov Effect #Hitchcock http://t.co/pZotutC7MG
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The Kuleshov Effect pairs the neutral face of Alfred Hitchcock with the clip of a mother and her child and then pairs the same face with a clip of a woman tanning in a swimsuit. The same face paired with the two different clips evokes two different emotional effects.

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