The History of Cutting - The Soviet Theory of Montage

John Hess discusses the formation of the Soviet theory of montage. Building on the works of D.W. Griffith and the development of “continuity editing” in early film history, innovations by Soviet filmmakers such as Lev Kuleshov and Sergei Eisenstein helped transport film from an extension of theater into a powerful artistic medium in its own right.

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