Esfir Shub

Esfir Schub Fall of the Roman Dynasty

Fall of the Romanov Dynasty, montage documentary, 1927

 

Esfir Schub Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Fall of the Romanov Dynasty, montage documentary, 1927

 

Esfir Schub Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Fall of the Romanov Dynasty, montage documentary, 1927

 

Esfir Schub Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Fall of the Romanov Dynasty, montage documentary, 1927

 

Esfir Schub Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Fall of the Romanov Dynasty, montage documentary, 1927

 

Esfir Shub like Dziga Vertov & Elizaveta Svilova  developed a documentary montage film style using already existing documentary material from pre-revolutionary, tsarist times that she researched to be combined with new shots. The material was put in context through montage and inter-titles. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty was made in 1927 on occasion of the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution. Shub became a central figure of the Soviet documentary cinema, working at the Sovkino studios since 1926 and as film director at the Central Documentary Studio from 1942-1953. It is notable that she continued working through the Stalin years, adapting in style and content, while for instance her former collegues Vertov/Svilova where deprived of possibilites to work. Падение династии Романовых (Fall of the Romanov dynasty) on youtube.

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