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Aleksandr Andreevich Levitskii

Aleksandr Levitskii, USSR Cameraman.

Background

  • Levitskii, Aleksandr was born on November 23, 1885.

  • Career

    • One of the first cameramen in the Russian silent cinema. Started as an artistic photographer. Joined the film industry, 1910.

      During the February and October Revolutions, filmed Lenin on many occasions. His films Neobychainye Prikliucheniia Mistera Vesta v Strane Bolshevikov, 1924, and Luch Smerti, 1925, marked the beginning of the Soviet experimental cinema of the 1920s. During World War II, war cameraman.

      Taught at the GIK (later known as the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography) from 1924. Professor, 1939. His many pupils include A. Golovnia, L. Kosmatov and V. Monakhov.
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    Born November 23, 1885
    Died July 4, 1965
    (aged 79)
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