Sergei M. Eisenstein Net Worth

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Mini Biography

The son of the affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Anatomist in Petrograd as a man. With nov the tsar in 1917, he proved helpful as an engineer for the Crimson Army. In the next years, Eisenstein became a member of up with the Moscow Proletkult Movie theater as a established designer and movie director. The Proletkult’s movie director, Vsevolod Meyerhold, became a huge impact on Eisenstein, presenting him to the idea of biomechanics, or conditioned spontaneity. Eisenstein furthered Meyerhold’s theory along with his very own “montage of destinations”–a series of images whose total feeling effect is higher than the amount of its parts. He afterwards theorized that design of editing proved helpful in an identical style to Marx’s dialectic. Though Eisenstein wished to make movies for the normal man, his extreme usage of symbolism and metaphor in what he known as “intellectual montage” occasionally lost his viewers. Though he produced only seven movies in his profession, he and his theoretical writings confirmed how film could move beyond its nineteenth-century predecessor–Victorian theater– to generate abstract principles with concrete pictures.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameSergei Eisenstein
DiedFebruary 11, 1948, Moscow, Russia
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Teacher, Film director, Soldier, Film producer, Screenwriter, Theatre Director, Film Editor
SpousePera Atasheva
ParentsMikhail Eisenstein, Julia Eisenstein
AwardsUSSR State Prize
NominationsVenezia Classici Award for Best Restored Film
MoviesBattleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky, October: Ten Days That Shook the World, Ivan the Terrible, Part I, ¡Que viva México!, Strike, The General Line, Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot, Bezhin Meadow, Glumov's Diary, Sentimental Romance, Time in the sun, Ivan the Terrible. Part III, Sergei Eisenstein. Mexican Fantasy, Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography, Seeds of Freedom, Thunder Over Mexico, Ten Days that Shook the World

Interesting Facts

1"Montage Eisenstein: Theories of Representation and Difference," an analysis of Eisenstein's film theories, by Jacques Aumont was published in the US by University of Indiana Press in 1987.
2Was made head of the cinematographic section of the History and Art Institute at the Soviet Union Science Academy in June 1947.
3His visit to Mexico with Diego Rivera and his exposure to its ancient culture also had a lasting impression on him, as reflected in his numerous pen-and-ink illustrations for which he was famous.
4Visited Germany and met with Fritz Lang during the filming of Metropolis (1927), on the The Pleasure Garden (1925) set. (1926).
5Arrived in the United States in 1929, accompanied by Grigori Aleksandrov and Eduard Tisse. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford had praised Eisenstein during a 1926 trip to Moscow, and after visiting Hollywood, he was given a contract by Paramount "to direct several films at the convenience of the contractee." His proposed projects, film adaptations of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds", Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy" and "Gold" (a.k.a. "Sutter's Gold"), were rejected as being too socially conscious and not commercial enough to justify their length and expense. Paramount canceled the contract, and then on November 18, 1930, the State Department announced it was deporting Eisenstein and his companions because they were Communists.
6He was one of the founders of the world's oldest film school, VGIK in Moscow (opened 1 September 1919), and along with Lev Kuleshov, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Romm, Eduard Tisse and Anatoli Golovnya, worked out the basic methods of professional training, which produced such well-known giants as Sergei Parajanov, and Andrei Tarkovsky, and the more obscure masters Mikhail Vartanov and Artavazd Peleshian.
7Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 291-305. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
8Was voted the 29th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. Eisenstein is the only Russian on the list.
9He once praised Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) as the single greatest film ever made.
10Spoke fluent Japanese, and used the haiku as a model for his theories on montage.
11On January 23, 1998, the Bank of Russia issued a pair of two-rouble coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of Eisenstein's birth. 15,000 of each coin were minted; the obverse side of each coin depicts a two-headed eagle, the BANK OF RUSSIA inscription, the denomination of the coin, and its year of minting. On the reverse of one coin is an image of Eisenstein holding a piece of film, the battleship Potemkin, as featured in Eisenstein's film, a reproduction of Eisenstein's signature, and the legend "SERGEI EISENSTEIN 1898-1948." The reverse of the other coin depicts Eisenstein with a curtain and a camera, and also bears his signature and the aforementioned legend along the rim.


1[Montage] Considered the father of the cinematic montage, he often used heavily edited sequences for emotional impact and historical propaganda (his most famous being the Odessa Steps sequence in Battleship Potemkin (1925) [Battleship Potemkin]).


1The hieroglyphic language of the cinema is capable of expressing any concept, any idea of class, any political or tactical slogan, without recourse to the help of a rather suspect dramatic or psychological past.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationBehind the ScenesEditing
1979Honorary Golden PrizeMoscow International Film Festival¡Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika! (1979)
1946Stalinskaya PremiaState Prize of Soviet Union - Stalinskaya PremiaFirst CategoryIvan Groznyy (1945)Andrei Moskvin (cinematographer)

Eduard Tisse (cinematographer)

Sergei Prokofiev (composer)

Nikolay Cherkasov (actor)

Serafima Birman (actress)
1941Stalinskaya PremiaState Prize of Soviet Union - Stalinskaya PremiaFirst CategoryAleksandr Nevskiy (1938)Pyotr Pavlenko (writer)

Nikolay Cherkasov (actor)

Andrei Abrikosov (actor)



Alexandr Nevsky2018pre-production
Ivan the Terrible, Part III1988Short
Que Viva Mexico1979Documentary
Eisenstein's Mexican Project1958
Ivan the Terrible, Part II1958
Ivan the Terrible, Part I1945as Sergei Eisenstein
Seeds of Freedom1943
Conquering Cross1941
Idol of Hope1941
Land and Freedom1941
Mexican Symphony1941
Mexico Marches1941
Spaniard and Indian1941
Zapotecan Village1941
Time in the Sun1940Documentary
The Fergana Canal1939Documentary short
Alexander Nevsky1938as S. Eisenstein
Bezhin lug1937Short
Death Day1934Short
Eisenstein in Mexico1933Documentary
Thunder Over Mexico1933
¡Que viva Mexico!1932
La destrucción de Oaxaca1931Documentary short
Romance sentimentale1930Short as S. M. Eisenstein
Gore i radost zhenshchiny1929
The Storming of La Sarraz1929
Old and New1929
October (Ten Days that Shook the World)1928as S. M. Eisenstein
Battleship Potemkin1925as S.M. Eisenstein
Dnevnik Glumova1923Short


Alexandr Nevsky2018pre-production
Taiwanese School: The Experiment of Sergei Eisenstein's Montage Theory2009Short concept
Sergey Eyzenshteyn. Meksikanskaya fantasiya1998Documentary original "Que viva Mexico" conception and notes
Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography1996Documentary autobiography
Que Viva Mexico1979Documentary original screenplay
Ivan the Terrible, Part II1958writer
Ivan the Terrible, Part I1945as Sergei Eisenstein
Seeds of Freedom1943Potemkin sequences
Time in the Sun1940Documentary
Alexander Nevsky1938as S. Eisenstein
Bezhin lug1937Short
Thunder Over Mexico1933story - uncredited
La destrucción de Oaxaca1931Documentary short
Romance sentimentale1930Short
The Storming of La Sarraz1929writer
Old and New1929writer
October (Ten Days that Shook the World)1928written by - as S. M. Eisenstein
Battleship Potemkin1925uncredited


Alexandr Nevsky2018pre-production
Ivan the Terrible, Part I1945as Sergei Eizenshtein
Alexander Nevsky1938uncredited
Romance sentimentale1930Short
Women's Misery - Women's Happiness1930Short
Battleship Potemkin1925uncredited


The Storming of La Sarraz1929Commander of the Army of Independents
Battleship Potemkin1925Odessa Citizen


Ivan the Terrible, Part II1958producer
Ivan the Terrible, Part I1945producer - uncredited
An Appeal to the Jews of the World1941Documentary short producer


They Met in Moscow1941artistic producer
Women's Misery - Women's Happiness1930Short supervisor
Everyday1929Short in co-operation with - as S. M. Eisenstein

Art Director

Ivan the Terrible, Part I1945
Alexander Nevsky1938uncredited

Art Department

Ivan the Terrible, Part I1945designer

Costume Department

Ivan the Terrible, Part I1945designer

Costume Designer

Alexander Nevsky1938uncredited

Production Designer

Ivan the Terrible, Part II1958


American Montage2013Short acknowledgment
Taiwanese School: The Experiment of Sergei Eisenstein's Montage Theory2009Short in memory of


Sergey Eyzenshteyn. Meksikanskaya fantasiya1998DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Wir schalten um auf Hollywood1931Himself (uncredited)
Dnevnik Glumova1923ShortHimself (takes bow at end)

Archive Footage

Dovzhenko. Ukrainian Homer of Cinema2013Documentary shortHimself
Taiwanese School: The Experiment of Sergei Eisenstein's Montage Theory2009ShortHimself
Khraniteli2008TV Short documentaryHimself
Dem Panzerkreuzer Potemkin auf der Spur2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Filmmakers in Action2005DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Worlds of Mei Lanfang2000Documentary
Dom mastera1998DocumentaryHimself
El circulo eterno: Eisenstein en México1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Sergei Eisenstein: Autobiography1996DocumentaryHimself
The Secret Life of Sergei Eisenstein1987DocumentaryHimself - in England, in Holland, Anti-Anti-Semitism Speech in English
Eisenstein en México1984ShortHimself
Sergey Eyzenshteyn1958DocumentaryHimself


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