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The Kuleshov Effect

by Kate Fortmueller

Lev Kuleshov taught at a state film school in Moscow. As part of his teaching he conducted a series of experiments that dramatically influenced the development of Soviet filmmaking and subsequent theories of montage. In short, Kuleshov concluded that meaning is produced through the combination of shots rather than the content of individual shots. This clip shows Alfred Hitchcock's explanation of the Kuleshov Effect.

A Talk with Hitchcock (1964) - Hitchcock explains the Kuleshov Effect

In this sequence from the CBS documentary, A Talk with Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock explains the Kuleshov Effect.

from A Talk with Hitchcock (1964)
Creator: Fletcher Markle
Posted by Kate Fortmueller