Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage giftguide Kitchen Kindle Music Deals Store SGG Countdown to Black Friday in Lawn & Garden
CDN$ 50.05 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
In Stock. Sold by M and N Media Canada
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Item is gift quality and like new. May have some shelf wear.
Compare Offers on Amazon
Add to Cart
CDN$ 49.93
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Sold by: thebookcommunity_ca
Add to Cart
CDN$ 51.00
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Sold by: KELINDO²
Add to Cart
CDN$ 66.43
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Sold by: OMydeals
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Sergei Eisenstein:Autobiograph

Price: CDN$ 50.05
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by M and N Media Canada.
4 new from CDN$ 49.93 5 used from CDN$ 35.66

Today Only: Up to 54% Off Select HBO Complete TV Series and More
For one day only: Select HBO Complete TV Series and Other TV Series and Film Collections are at one day special prices. Offer valid on November 25, 2015, applies only to purchases of products sold by, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the site. Learn more

Product Details

  • Actors: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Aleksey German
  • Directors: Oleg Kovalov
  • Writers: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Oleg Kovalov
  • Format: Black & White, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All RegionsAll Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Paradox
  • Release Date: Oct. 1 2002
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000JWWI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,504 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

Product Description

A film dedicated to the 100th anniversary of cinema and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Eisenstein, one of film's greatest pioneers. The first screen version of Eisenstein's memoirs, Autobiography includes clips from his and some of his contemporaries' films, rare archival footage of Eisenstein himself and personal reminiscences. All this reflects the inner world of the great film director as he struggled through two Russian revolutions and Stalin's terror. English: Mono. 92 minutes.

The great Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein, whose Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky, and Ivan the Terrible stand as masterpieces of world cinema, is the subject of this eccentric and puzzling production. Though based on memoirs Eisenstein wrote before his death in 1948, most of this film is barely a documentary at all, but rather a composite of images, many of which are fascinating and arresting. Eisenstein himself was known for startling and memorable images (perhaps the most famous of which is the shot of the baby carriage rolling down the steps in Potemkin), so memorializing him with clips from his own films interspersed with readings from his memoirs seems somewhat appropriate. But the voice-over in Russian (with English subtitles) is quite sparse, and at times the images onscreen, which include clips from Buster Keaton films and Hollywood musicals from the 1930s, are utterly mystifying. This apparent attempt to tell the great filmmaker's life story by utilizing a myriad of images is, in fairness, often captivating, and many of the images used are stunning. But someone looking for a more conventional documentary that teaches about Eisenstein's life and work may be visually pleased but ultimately disappointed. --Robert J. McNamara

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star