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montage

(Encyclopedia) montage mŏntäzh´, Fr. môNtäzh´ [key], the art and technique of motion-picture editing in which contrasting shots or sequences are used to effect emotional or intellectual responses. It w...

Pabst, G. W.

(Encyclopedia) Pabst, G. W. (Georg Wilhelm Pabst) gā´ôrkh vĭl´hĕlm päpst [key], 1885–1967, German film director, b. Austria. He used montage in such works of social realism as The Joyles...

Gance, Abel

(Encyclopedia) Gance, Abel, 1889–1981, pioneering French filmmaker. He acted on the stage in the early 1900s and appeared on the silent screen. From 1911 he wrote and directed several films; his first impor...

Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia) Eisenstein, Sergei Mikhailovich syĭrgā´ mēkhī´ləvĭch ī´zənshtīn [key], 1898–1948, Russian film director. An architect and engineer, he became interested in a theatrical career an...

Griffith, D. W.

(Encyclopedia) Griffith, D. W. (David Llewelyn Wark Griffith), 1875–1948, American movie director and producer, b. La Grange, Ky. Griffith was the first major American film director. He began his film caree...

rap music

(Encyclopedia) rap music or hip-hop, genre originating in the mid-1970s among black and Hispanic performers in New York City, at first associated with an athletic style of dancing, known as breakdancin...

electroencephalography

(Encyclopedia) electroencephalography əlĕk˝trōĕnsĕf˝əlŏg´rafē [key], science of recording and analyzing the electrical activity of the brain . Electrodes, placed on or just under the scalp, ...

Brecht, Bertolt

(Encyclopedia) Brecht, Bertolt bĕr´tôlt brĕkht [key], 1898–1956, German dramatist and poet, b. Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht. His brilliant wit, his outspoken Marxism, and his revolutionary experimen...

progressive education

(Encyclopedia) progressive education, movement in American education. Confined to a period between the late 19th and mid-20th cent., the term progressive education is generally used to refer only to th...