Biography[ edit ] Vsevolod Pudovkin was born in Penza into a Russian family, the third of six children. His father Illarion Epifanovich Pudovkin came from peasants of the Penza Governorate , the village of Shuksha and worked in several companies as a manager and a door-to-door salesman. During this time he studied foreign languages and did book illustrations. His first notable work was a comedy short Chess Fever co-directed with Nikolai Shpikovsky.
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PART H. PART V. Pudovkins Film Technique and Film Acting. No more valuable manuals of the practice and theory of film making have been written than these two handbooks by the notable Soviet director.
So sound are their points of view, so valid their tenets, so revelatory their analyses, that they remain today, twenty years after their initial appear ance, the foremost books of their kind. First published abroad in and respectively, Film Technique and Film Acting brought to the art of film making a code of principles and a rationale that marked the mediums analytic coming of age. Until their publication, the motion picture maker had to eke out on his own any intellectual or artistic considera tions of film craft.
No explicit body of principles existed upon which the film maker could draw with confidence. Film technique was a more or less hit or miss affair that existed in a kind of fragmentary state which, in the main, leaned heavily upon theatrical methods. These pioneering books made clear at once that movie making need no longer flounder for a methodol ogy or for its own standards.
Now film theory and practice could be attacked with greater assurance and efficiency
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Film technique ; and Film acting : the cinema writings of V.I. Pudovkin
Pudovkin’s book “Film Technique and Film Acting”