Vsevolod Pudovkin

1893 - 1953

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Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin (Russian: Всеволод Илларионович Пудовкин, IPA: [ˈfsʲevələt ɪlərʲɪˈonəvʲɪt͡ɕ pʊˈdofkʲɪn]; 16 February 1893 – 30 June 1953) was a Russian and 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 165,955 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Vsevolod Pudovkin is the 212th most popular film director (down from 193rd in 2019), the 392nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 384th in 2019) and the 6th 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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Among film directors, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 212 out of 1,580Before him are Mike Nichols, Michael Cacoyannis, John Sturges, Miklós Jancsó, Arthur Penn, and John Schlesinger. After him are Lucio Fulci, Stephen Frears, Alan J. Pakula, Barry Levinson, Mario Bava, and Henry Hathaway.

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Among people born in 1893, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 53Before him are Walter Christaller, Ernst Toller, Ana Pauker, Emmy Göring, Erwin Piscator, and Nicholas J. Spykman. After him are Edward G. Robinson, Roy O. Disney, Hans Scharoun, Ivan Panfilov, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, and Mário de Andrade. Among people deceased in 1953, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 32Before him are Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, Ludwig Prandtl, Dylan Thomas, Vera Mukhina, Richard von Mises, and Hugo Schmeisser. After him are Lionel Logue, Tazio Nuvolari, Nobuyuki Abe, Hans Reichenbach, Jean Epstein, and Mary Anderson.

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Among people born in Russia, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 392 out of 2,688Before him are Andre Geim (1958), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), Velimir Khlebnikov (1885), Yakov Yurovsky (1878), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), and Rinat Dasayev (1957). After him are Nikolay Shvernik (1888), Lyudmila Putina (1958), Vera Menchik (1906), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819), Ivan Silayev (1930), and Sergius of Radonezh (1314).


Among film directors born in Russia, Vsevolod Pudovkin ranks 6Before him are Andrei Tarkovsky (1932), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Nikita Mikhalkov (1945), and Lev Kuleshov (1899). After him are Leonid Gaidai (1923), Elem Klimov (1933), Alexander Sokurov (1951), Yuri Norstein (1941), Ladislas Starevich (1882), and Eldar Ryazanov (1927).