January 22, 2018 10:32 IST

Google Doodle marks Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's 120th birth anniversary

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The doodle shows a series of film rolls in movement depicting iconic imagery in some of Eisenstein's films. It is a reminder of his enduring contributions to cinema. A closer look into the doodle shows sequencing of a number of images in a continuous loop creating the effect of a montage. The doodle also shows Sergei Eisenstein, holding a film roll and a scissors depicting a cut or an edit. The Russian genius changed the way films were made as early as in the 1920s. The avant-garde filmmaker was born on this day in 1898. He left behind a rich legacy that is complex and in many ways, immeasurable. Film montage is an editing technique that pieces together a series of frames to form a continuous sequence that is used at several defining moments in films -- you can easily recall some of it in "The Godfather", "The Karate Kid", that was refined in the early 20th century by the Soviet director.