The Idea of Montage in Soviet: Art and Film

Bordwell, David
March 1972
Cinema Journal;Spring72, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p9
Academic Journal
The article discusses the concept of montage in the art and motion picture industry between 1924 and 1930 in Soviet Union. According to the author, montage was used in the Soviet cinema to create a narrative by guiding the viewer's attention from one narrative point to another, control rhythm, create metaphors, and make rhetorical points. However, the concept of montage died around 1930 due to the Soviet artistic activity particularly the constructivism in graphics and literature which was coming under frequent attack.


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