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Sergei Eisenstein

1898 - 1948

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Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, romanized: Sergey Mikhaylovich Eyzenshteyn; 22 January [O.S. 10 January] 1898 – 11 February 1948) was a Soviet film director, screenwriter, film editor and film theorist. He was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1925), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1928), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Eisenstein has received more than 2,841,686 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 108 in 2019). Sergei Eisenstein is the 11th most popular film director, the most popular biography from Latvia and the most popular Latvian Film Director.

Sergei Eisenstein is most famous for his work on the films Battleship Potemkin and October. He was a Russian filmmaker who made many films in the Soviet Union.

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Among film directors, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 11 out of 1,581Before him are Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, and Ridley Scott. After him are Roman Polanski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buñuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Jean-Luc Godard.

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Among people born in 1898, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 5Before him are Bertolt Brecht, René Magritte, Alvar Aalto, and Erich Maria Remarque. After him are Federico García Lorca, Golda Meir, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, George Gershwin, and Umm Kulthum. Among people deceased in 1948, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 2Before him is Mahatma Gandhi. After him are Mileva Marić, Osamu Dazai, Hideki Tojo, Edvard Beneš, Franz Lehár, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Antonin Artaud, Andrei Zhdanov, Walther von Brauchitsch, and Karl Brandt.

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Among people born in Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 1 out of 284After him are Wilhelm Ostwald (1853), Mark Rothko (1903), Mikhail Tal (1936), Isaiah Berlin (1909), Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761), Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), and Aron Nimzowitsch (1886).


Among film directors born in Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein ranks 1After him are Rosa von Praunheim (1942) and Fridrikh Ermler (1898).