In between the Arts: Peter Greenaway and Sergei Eisenstein

Molinari, Carla (2018) In between the Arts: Peter Greenaway and Sergei Eisenstein. Quarterly Review of Film and Video. ISSN 1543-5326

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Abstract

Eisenstein in Guanajuato by Peter Greenaway was released in 2015. The film is about the period that the Russian director - Sergei Eisenstein - spent in Mexico, and how these days changed Eisenstein's life, in Greenaway's vision. But most importantly, the film is a powerful, visual reinterpretation of the key concept developed by Eisenstein throughout his life: The Montage. Peter Greenaway is a talented British director, who also created paintings and several art installations, beside films. He declared more than once his admiration for Sergei Eisenstein, and with this film - the first of an entire trilogy about Eisenstein - he finally visually stated his reference to him. But how much, and in which ways has Eisenstein influenced Greenaway's works? Is there a relation between Eisenstein's theories and ideas and Greenaway's cinematographic vision? This paper will try to answer these questions; it aims to understand and clarify the relationship between the two directors, defining the similar, peculiar aspects of their poetics and finally, focuses on the potentialities of Cinema as a total art, within and beyond Cinema itself.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design > Design
Research Priority Areas: Innovation, Design and Technology
Depositing User: Carla Molinari
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 08:55
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 13:57
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5463

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