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Vsevolod Pudovkin

Highest Rated: 100% Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1943)

Lowest Rated: 75% Storm Over Asia (1928)

Birthday: Feb 16, 1893

Birthplace: Penza, Russian Empire

Pudovkin is often designated as the second great artist of the Soviet silent film; his accomplishments have often taken a back seat to those of his more bellicose contemporary, Sergei Eisenstein. The difference between the two directors is typified in the oft-quoted statement of French critic Leon Moussinac: "Pudovkin's films resemble a song, Eisenstein's a scream." But if Eisenstein gained notoriety as the more resolutely avant-garde film artist, it was Pudovkin who arguably made the more enduring contributions to the medium, refining the body of techniques--pioneered by D.W. Griffith--which today compose the seamless continuity of the psychological film.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Vasili's Return Director - 1953
100% 91% Ivan the Terrible, Part One Nikola, a Simple Beggar (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 44% Deserter Director - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Corpse Fyodor Protasov (Character) - 1929
75% 71% Storm Over Asia Director - 1928
83% 82% The End of St. Petersburg German Officer (Character),
- 1928
No Score Yet 77% Mother Police Officer (Character) - 1926
No Score Yet 58% Chess Fever Director,
Film Editor
- 1925
No Score Yet 68% The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks Shban (Character),
Art Direction
- 1924


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