Alexander Nevsky (1938) was the first of Eisenstein's sound films and one of his three most popular films. The story is a nationalistic or at least heroic depiction of the 13th century invasion of Novgorod by Teutonic Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and their defeat at the hands of Prince Alexander (Alexander Nevsky). The score, a collaborative effort betwen modern/contemporary composer Sergei Prokofiev and Eisenstein was carefully plotted out shot by shot. The images below, show contropuntal cutting typical of Eisenstein's sequences.
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