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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

Ivan the Terrible, Part One
The End of St. Petersburg



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% 70% Storm Over Asia Director - 1928
86% 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