Backed by ideological parties and expressing a subjective view with an aim of inflaming or informing, Russian Montage Theorists films do not engage with politics, they ARE politics. Righteous preaching of a dead ideology can be tiresome, but these films survive, much like Triumph Of Will, because they were forged by master filmmakers. Chaotic action, […]Read more "Storm Over Asia (1928)"
Good editing makes the film look well-directed. Great editing makes the film look like it wasn’t directed at all – Victor Fleming. Above is a quote by one of Hollywood’s greatest directors on the importance of editing and, more importantly, harmony in storytelling. Cohesion of lighting, sound, acting, camerawork and editing is imperative to fulfil […]Read more "October: 10 Days That Shook The World (1927)"
Modern cinema is shaped by the pioneers of cinema’s infancy. So far, this series has touched upon the beginning of filming, embracing fantasy, epics, intimate dramas, basics of film grammar and comedy classics. Strike is the next important step. This film is an early experiment with an indispensable tool briefly toyed with by Abel Gance – […]Read more "Strike (1924)"