Vsevolod Pudovkin

1893 - 1953

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Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin (Russian: Всеволод Илларионович Пудовкин, IPA: [ˈfsʲevələt ɪl(ː)ərʲɪˈonəvʲɪtɕ pʊˈdofkʲɪn]; 28 February 1893 – 30 June 1953) was a Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor who developed influential theories of montage. Pudovkin's masterpieces are often contrasted with those of his contemporary Sergei Eisenstein, but whereas Eisenstein utilized montage to glorify the power of the masses, Pudovkin preferred to concentrate on the courage and resilience of individuals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vsevolod Pudovkin has received more than 228,177 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Vsevolod Pudovkin is the 201st most popular film director (down from 191st in 2019), the 415th most popular biography from Russia (down from 373rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Film Director.

Vsevolod Pudovkin is most famous for his film "Mother" (1926). The film is about a woman who is trying to protect her children from the horrors of war.

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Over the past year Vsevolod Pudovkin has had the most page views in the with 27,795 views, followed by English (25,394), and Italian (9,631). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (1,648.00%), Chechen (343.86%), and Crimean Tatar (302.72%)


Among film directors, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 201 out of 2,041Before him are Stephen Frears, Richard Donner, Margarethe von Trotta, Lev Kuleshov, Norman Jewison, and John G. Avildsen. After him are Vincente Minnelli, Mike Newell, Amos Gitai, Douglas Sirk, Claude Lanzmann, and Dariush Mehrjui.

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Among people born in 1893, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 53Before him are Clemens Krauss, Emmy Göring, Roy O. Disney, Allen Dulles, Ernst Toller, and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Battista Farina, Erwin Piscator, Nicholas J. Spykman, Walter Christaller, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, and Ernst Öpik. Among people deceased in 1953, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 28Before him are Hugo Sperrle, Eduard Künneke, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, Dylan Thomas, Ernst Zermelo, and Lionel Logue. After him are Wilhelm Stuckart, Richard von Mises, Hans Reichenbach, Otto Meissner, Tazio Nuvolari, and Moïse Kisling.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 415 out of 3,761Before him are George Balanchine (1904), Marianne von Werefkin (1860), Yakov Yurovsky (1878), Valentin Ivanov (1934), Semyon Dezhnev (1605), and Viktor Belenko (1947). After him are Ivan Serov (1905), Alexey Pajitnov (1956), Lovis Corinth (1858), Mikhail Vrubel (1856), Vsevolod the Big Nest (1154), and Lila Kedrova (1918).


Among film directors born in Russia, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 8Before him are Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Genndy Tartakovsky (1970), and Lev Kuleshov (1899). After him are Leonid Gaidai (1923), Elem Klimov (1933), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Ladislas Starevich (1882), Alexander Sokurov (1951), and Yuri Norstein (1941).