restricted access The Method of Making Workers’ Films (USSR, 1925)

In this statement from 1925 Eisenstein outlines the importance of the “montage of attractions” in the making of fi lms for workers, drawing on his fi rst feature, Strike (USSR, 1924) as an exemplar. He also warns that the “montage of attractions” can be used for neutral, revolutionary, or counterrevolutionary ends, foregrounding the fact that formalism alone is not a revolutionary practice.