The art of montage
- Montage is the film-editing style of juxtaposing images, often in rhythmic or repeated patterns. The Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein believed that a montage could create ideas or have an impact not found in the individual images; the whole would be different from the sum of the individual images.
- Eisenstein believed that montage could reveal the hidden, artificial character of the film space. He would replace the Renaissance use of the frame with a multifaceted changeable space.
- Eisenstein saw montage as a way to “reveal the real” by consciously engaging the viewer to construct his or her own meanings, within the boundaries set by the film maker.