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In Notes of a Film Director by Sergei Eisenstein the author states that the Soviet Union and other progressive peoples sought international cooperation and that cinema should belong to everyone He said that cinema should be used for the achievement of universal peace solidarity and unity In his utopian view Soviet cinema was to champion the highest ideals ascending in spite and in defiance of all those who would drag all the nations of the world back into the chaos of strife and enslavement His idea was to move from the I to the they to the Soviet revolutionary we To achieve this end Eisenstein advanced the development of cinema into a unique art form Eisenstein formulated a completely modernist theory of editing based on the psychology of perception and the Marxist historical dialectic which made it possible for the cinema to communicate on its own terms for the first time without borrowing either matter or form from other media He learned from Meyerhold the possibility of mixing rigorous systemization and spontaneous improvements Eisenstein said that units of impression combined into one whole could be used to introduce a new level of tension that would produce emotional saturation with a total emotional effect different from the sum of its parts He also said that montage a technique for producing meaning is a necessary part of every work of cinema art He used a variety of techniques in the composition of Battleship Potemkin One example is the use of double repetition in parts II and V where the sailors shout Brothers when about to be fired upon By changing the way in which the events are viewed he changed the mood and the rhythm yet preserved the unity of the events Eisenstein continued with the revolutionary idea by using caesura which is a dead stop and reversal of the film s action He suddenly shifted the scene from the ships mutiny to the Odessa steps
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