STORMING THE WINTER PLACE
VISUAL ESSAYS N°6

by Al RAZUTIS
1984 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 16' 00

This last visual essay focuses on montage and the dialectics of Sergei Eisenstein's films, indicating their influence as cornerstones of silent cinema and as major contributions to the evolution of later cinema. Eisenstein's work in the areas of non-verbal signification and allegorical-revolutionary montage is subjected to three "framing" processes: inversion of chronological narrative, fragmentation and repetition of selected montage passages, and the interrogation of selected Oktober sequences by the application of 'saccadic eye movement' (animated) techniques.

Contains sequences from 'Battleship Potempkin' and 'Oktober' by Eisenstein.

Spoken text from writings of Benjamin Buchloh, and Soviet Formalist sources (freely adapted).

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
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