About the Author
Richard Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Politics and Russian Studies at Swansea University, Wales. His numerous books and articles on Russian and Soviet cinema, include Film Propaganda: Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany (1998) and the KINOfile Film Companion to The Battleship Potemkin (2001), both I.B.Tauris. He is Series Editor of Tauris' ""KINO: The Russian Cinema Series.""
William Powell studied Russian at Clifton College, London University and Voronezh University. He has translated other writings by Eisenstein, including his memoirs, Beyond the Stars, and a selection of screenplays by Tarkovsky.