Sergei Eisenstein, pioneer Soviet filmmaker and father of Montage Theory, shaped the history of cinema. Since the first decades of the 20th century, his theories and films directly influenced early directors and Eisenstein’s work is still referenced by film creators today. A student of Engineering, the applied scientist sought to codify the nascent film medium with trials such as the Kuleshov Experiment, resulting in his published theories as well as on-screen examples. This paper suggests that intercultural artistic influences such as Haiku and Kabuki shaped the original cinematic vision as forcefully as the scientific framework. The global artistic sensibility is supported by examination Eisenstein’s later international work and the interplay with artists of other cultures.
|Keywords:||Sergei Eisenstein, Haiku, Kabuki, Film History, Montage Theory, Kuleshov Experiment, Global Art, Science, Engineer, Soviet|
Media & Film Program, Department of Communication, Kean University, Union, NJ, USA