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The Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria Collaboration

Triangulation and Third Culture Debates

Julia Vassilieva

This article analyzes the unique historical collaboration between the revolutionary Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948), the cultural psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934), and the founder of contemporary neuropsychology, Alexander Luria (1902–1977). Vygotsky’s legacy is associated primarily with the idea that cultural mediation plays a crucial role in the emergence and development of personality and cognition. His collaborator, Luria, laid the foundations of contemporary neuropsychology and demonstrated that cultural mediation also changes the functional architecture of the brain. In my analysis, I demonstrate how the Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria collaboration exemplifies a strategy of productive triangulation that harnesses three disciplinary perspectives: those of cultural psychology, neuropsychology, and film theory and practice.

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The Cine-Fist

Eisenstein’s Attractions, Mirror Neurons, and Contemporary Action Cinema

Maria Belodubrovskaya

It has been more than ninety years since Sergei Eisenstein first developed his concept of attractions. Today, this idea is known in two iterations: Eisenstein’s own “montage of attractions,” a method of editing together impactful imagery, and Tom

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Franz A. Birgel

Characterized by Siegfried Kracauer as "the first and last German film that overtly expressed a Communist viewpoint," Kuhle Wampe (1932) is also noteworthy for being the only film on which Bertolt Brecht collaborated from beginning to end, as well as for its controversial censorship in the tumultuous political context of the late Weimar Republic. When set against the background of the 1920 Motion Picture Law and the censorship of two other high-profile films—Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin and Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front—the political history of Kuhle Wampe highlights the indecisiveness, fragility, and fears of the German Left as the Nazis prepared to take power.

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Ted Nannicelli

in light of recent developments in neuroscience and psychology. First, Maria Belodubrovskaya explores the affinities between Sergei Eisenstein’s concept of “attractions” and the preconscious, automatic responses identified by contemporary neuroscience

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On Shock Therapy

Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film

William Solomon

thereafter, Sergei Eisenstein articulated the roughly cognate notion of a “montage of attractions” (1923–1924), an emotionally intense approach to theatrical and motion picture production that he initially derived from thrilling or exciting forms of popular

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Sami Schalk

scripted play brands like American Girl invite certain narratives over others, children are still agents in this interaction, able to revise and challenge the narratives presented to them ( Stumbar and Eisenstein 1999 ; Bernstein 2011 ). American Girl

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Andreas Baranowski and Heiko Hecht

mental process, rather than absolute reality of space or time. He believed that the primary data for mental activity was sensory information (something he had already discussed in earlier works as “action theory”). This was in concordance with Eisenstein’s

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David Bordwell

human properties we’d associate with an individual. My intuitions often line up with Brian’s. In some novels and films, I do sense a human temperament behind the scenes. I register a fastidious aggression in Eisenstein, a sly game of wits proposed by

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Putting the Culture into Bioculturalism

A Naturalized Aesthetics and the Challenge of Modernism

Dominic Topp

Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger with the Soviet montage films of Sergei Eisenstein and Alexander Dovzhenko and the modernism of Robert Bresson, Luis Buñuel, and Raúl Ruiz, and this “comparative approach” ( Smith 2017: 9 ) has continued in his

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The Conceptual and Anthropological History of Bat Mitzvah

Two Lexical Paths and Two Jewish Identities

Hizky Shoham

and the Emancipation] (Jerusalem: Leo Baeck Institute, 1961), 257–270. 23 Shlomo Yitzhak Sheinfeld, “Bar Mitzvah,” in Judah David Eisenstein, ed., Otzar yisrael: Entsyklopediya le-kol miqtzo’ot toratyisrael, sifruto ve-divrei yamav [Treasury of