Born on January 23, 1898, in Riga, Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein worked in theater before directing his first feature, 1925's Strike, which introduced film montage to audiences. His next two works continued the trilogy on the Russian Revolution, and his later films included Qué Viva Mexico (1932) and Alexander Nevsky (1938). Eisenstein, who contended with censorship from Joseph Stalin, died on February 11, 1948.
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