Eisenstein’s approaches to composition and editing are among the most original in film history. NEVSKY is worth seeing on a big screen simply because Eisenstein directed it. The images, as is always the case in his films, suggests architecture in motion; the organization of images suggests futurist murals. Sergei Prokofiev’s score is justly one of the most famous in cinema; as ambitious as the images, it’s a symphony with separate movements for different passages.
August 11, 2017