FILM ESSAYS AND A LECTURE BY SERGEI EISENSTEIN
edited by Jay Leyda (1970)
"Pressed to name the greatest film ever made, many critics, students, and directors would cite the first film of a twenty-six-year-old experimental filmmaker, Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein. Eisenstein's greatness lies not only in his films or his contributions to the technique and art of the cinema as a practicing director but also his contributions as a theoretician and philosopher of the art. Like no other filmmaker, Eisenstein could transform principles into films and films into principles.
This collection of translations might well have been titled Eisenstein Polemics, for most of Eisenstein's essays here show the sharp uses to which he put his wit and erudition."
Published by Praeger
Paperback / 220 pages