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Montage Theory

Montage Theory

Author: Nancy Esslinger

In this lesson you will learn to define and recognize the use of montage theory, an important approach to filmmaking.

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Terms to Know
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    English film director noted for his suspenseful movies. Hitchcock often used montage to intensify the suspense and horror in his work.

  • Intellectual Montage

    A system of editing that uses the dynamics of colliding images to create a new abstract image or idea not necessarily related to the previous two images.

  • Kuleshov Effect

    A film technique named after Russian psychologist Lev Kuleshov, who experimented to discover that viewing a picture followed by another picture induces a thought.

  • Sergei Eisenstein

    Russian film director who pioneered the use of montage in film in the 1920s.

  • Soviet Montage

    An approach to filmmaking which uses quick film editing and the juxtaposition of unrelated sometimes conflicting images in rapid succession to impart meaning.

  • a + b = c

    Equation used to label images and definite Montage Theory.