Thursday, August 15, 2013
One man away from Eisenstein
We are watching a wretchedly written The Story of Film on Netflix because of bits of interesting footage. The third episode has a little on Eisenstein. I got to thinking about Eisenstein having a student, Jay Leyda, who once had possession of the only complete footage of THE BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN and who began THE MELVILLE LOG as a birthday present for Eisenstein. How strange as Leyda's heir in expanding the LOG to be one person away from Eisenstein. Leyda really did love us both. How strange. What a funny world.