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Spotlight on—Methods of Montage in Brian De Palma’s Blow Out

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“Cinema is Montage.”—Sergei Eisenstein While cinema was still only a toddler in the artworld, Sergei Eisenstein wrote several essays on his seminal theoretical concern: Montage Theory, and while he wasn’t the first to write about montage—Kuleshov had demonstrated his “effect” by at least 1921 and Pudovkin wrote about it in the mid-20s—Eisenstein’s definition of montage as […]