ANIME in the USA Part 2: Eisenstein-Sensei

On the one hand, you have the Russian director; on the other, you have Japanese animators who, out of necessity and by either accident or design, find themselves resorting to his theories to create a unique genre of film. A brief look into how a cinematic pioneer helped form what’s come to be known as anime.

This was originally created for the Independent Film Channel, to promote the broadcast debut of the anime series, SAMURAI 7.

About the Author

Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

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