By (author) Mike O'Mahony
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Sergei Eisenstein by Mike O'Mahony
Book DescriptionFew individuals have made as much of an impact upon a single medium as has Sergei Eisenstein upon cinema. His ground-breaking movies, such as "Battleship Potemkin", "October" and "Aleksandr Nevskii" make regular appearances upon 'all-time best movie' lists, whilst classic sequences from these movies, such as the baby in the pram on the Odessa steps ("Battleship Potemkin"), and the battle on the ice ("Aleksandr Nevskii"), have entered the public consciousness and are referenced constantly by artists and film-makers alike, from Fellini, Hitchcock and Godard, to Martin Scorsese. "Sergei Eisenstein" analyses the complex life and works of Eisenstein as film-maker, artist and writer. Drawing heavily upon Eisenstein's extensive writings, both published and unpublished, Mike O'Mahony explores the major pathways and stages within his career. Unlike previous studies the author evaluates the life and work against the context of the social and historical circumstances of the first three decades of Soviet rule. He considers the director's major film releases alongside his other works, including his uncompleted film projects and his copious writings and drawings, to bring to light the singular personality of the subject and the unique circumstances in which his work was produced and received. A wide-ranging, deeply-researched and yet accessible account of a key figure in twentieth-century film, this book will appeal to the broad audience for film history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861893673
(200mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mike O'Mahony
Olympic Visions, Hardback (April 2012)
In Olympic Visions Mike O'Mahony explores how painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, architects and designers have portrayed the Olympic Games through history. Featuring a combination of beautiful illustrations and detailed insights, the book shows how images have shaped the way the Olympics are perceived.
Sport in the USSR, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Mike O'Mahony
Sport in the USSR looks at physical culture within a wide range of Soviet cultural practices, paying special attention to visual culture. In particular it explores the role that physical culture played in the formulation of the Soviet New Person.
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Author Biography - Mike O'Mahony
Mike O'Mahony is Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Bristol, and the author of Sport in the USSR: Physical Culture - Visual Culture (Reaktion Books, 2006).
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