Cinema: Eisenstein's Monster

In 1930, Sergei Eisenstein, famed Russian cinema director, signed a contract with Paramount for $3,000 a week. Last week, from Manhattan, famed Sergei Eisenstein sailed back to Russia. It is customary for alien cinema artisans who have failed in Hollywood to speak bitterly of their sojourn there. Sergei Eisenstein did so:

"When Paramount asked me to come, I asked why. They said, 'We want something different.' I know now what that meant. ... On leaving a California cocktail party you say, 'Thank you so much, it was so "unusual." ' . ....

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