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Sergei Eisenstein
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Eisenstein in St. Petersburg, 1910s
Sergei Mikhailovich Eizenshtein

22 January 1898 (O.S. 10 January 1898)
Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died 11 February 1948(1948-02-11) (aged 50)
Resting place Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
Years active 1923–1946
Notable work
  • Strike (1924)
  • Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  • October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1927)
  • Alexander Nevsky (1938)
  • Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958)
Spouse(s) Pera Atasheva (birth name Pearl Fogelman) 1934–1948, his death
Awards Stalin prize (1941,1946)

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein; (22 January 1898 - 11 February 1948) was a Soviet film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1925), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1928), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). In its decennial poll, the magazine Sight & Sound named his Battleship Potemkin the 11th greatest movie of all time.

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