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    Dnevnik Grumova

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    Dnevnik Glumova (Glumov's Diary,1923)

    Filmic insert to Eisenstein's modernized, free adaptation of Ostrovskiy's 19th-century Russian stage play, "The Wise Man" ("Na vsyakogo mudretsa dovolno prostoty"). The anti-hero Glumov tries to escape exposure in the midst of acrobatics, derring-do, and farcical clowning. Several members of Eisenstein's troupe at the legendary "Proletkult" stage theatre in Moscow briefly appear in this little film.

    Summary by Steven P Hill, University of Illinois.

    Long assumed to be lost, this little debut film by Eisenstein (a year or two before "Strike") was re-discovered decades later, contained in a short newsreel compiled in 1923 by Dziga Vertov ("Spring Smiles of Proletkult").