Importance Of Montage In Cinema

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INTRODUCTION Eisenstein had begun during the late 1920s into montage and cinematography in the other arts. Sergei Eisenstein is widely regarded as much by people who have not seen his films as by those who have, as one of the most important figures in the history of cinema. Historically, his reputation developed around four factors. First there were the films themselves, which were not only masterpieces but almost attracted controversy and indeed censorship, in their home country as well as abroad. Secondly, in conjunction with the films, there were the theoretical writings, in particular those of the 1920s, which both rationalised his own practice and provided a possible model for cinema more widely. Thirdly, there was his dynamic personality and the effect he had on friends, acquaintances and pupils, both in itself and the way it carried the flag for the films and the theory. And fourthly, there was the high regard in which the Soviet Revolution and Revolutionary art were held by intellectuals of many kinds, not only socialist but apolitical and sometimes even fascist. It seems that all the arts, throughout the centuries, tended towards cinema. Conversely, cinema helps us to understand methods. Montage and sequentiality are the two essential conditions of film as a medium and it became a grid for the apprehension of literature and most of all of painting and the graphic arts. Cinematography is first and foremost montage. Nevertheless, the
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