Google honors filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein with new Doodle

Jan. 22 (UPI) — Google is celebrating filmmaking legend Sergei Eisenstein on what would have been his 120th birthday with a new Doodle.

Google’s homepage features an illustration of the director looking through film strips that contain moving images inside.

Eisenstein, known for directing groundbreaking films including Battleship Potemkin, Strike, and The General Line, was a pioneer in the theory and execution of the montage.

“Known as the father of montage — the film technique of editing a fast-paced sequence of short shots to transcend time or suggest thematic juxtapositions — Eisenstein deployed arresting images in sequences of psychological precision,” Google said.

“His films were also revolutionary in another sense, as he often depicted the struggle of downtrodden workers against the ruling class,” the company continued.

Eisenstein referred to the montage as the “nerve of cinema” and believed that a collage of shots could be used to manipulate emotions and create film metaphors, CNET reported.

Eisenstein died in 1948 of a heart attack at the age of 50.


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