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Sergei Eisenstein

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The Resume

    (January 23, 1898-February 11, 1948)
    Director of 'Strike,' 'The Battleship Potemkin,' 'October: Ten Days That Shook the World,' 'Alexander Nevsky' and 'Ivan the Terrible'
    Directed the 'Odessa Steps' sequence (Battleship Potemkin), one of the most famous scenes in cinema history
    Served in the Russian Army for the volunteer militia and the engineering corps (1917)

Why he might be annoying:

    He suffered a nervous breakdown (1932).
    His movie making style was so innovative that the average 1920's movie-goer had trouble understanding the storyline to his movies.
    Many film critics and historians believe that 'The Battleship Potemkin' is an inaccurate account of the true events.
    His films, most notably 'Ivan the Terrible,' are filled with Russian propaganda and false reenactments of history.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He popularized the use of 'montage' in film making (editing together a series of images to abbreviate the time span between).
    He attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd.
    He was inspired by the film editing of D. W. Griffith.
    His essays have been published and used to teach film theory.
    He influenced some of the greatest directors, including Orson Welles.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 38 Votes: 18.42% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 22 Votes: 22.73% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 28 Votes: 89.29% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 33 Votes: 60.61% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 68 Votes: 63.24% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 258 Votes: 44.19% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 197 Votes: 54.82% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 244 Votes: 60.25% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 507 Votes: 49.11% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1561 Votes: 56.31% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 3076 Votes: 64.27% Annoying