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montage (mŏntäzh´, Fr. môNtäzh´), the art and technique of motion-picture editing in which contrasting shots or sequences are used to effect emotional or intellectual responses. It was developed creatively after 1925 by the Russian Sergei Eisenstein; since that time montage has become an increasingly complex and inventive way of extending the imaginative possibilities of film art. In still photography a composite picture, made by combining several prints, or parts of prints, and then rephotographing them as a whole, is often called a montage or a photomontage.

See M. Teitelbaum, Montage and Modern Life, 1919–1942 (1992).

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mon·tage / mänˈtäzh; mōn-; mōn-/ • n. the process or technique of selecting, editing, and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole. ∎  a sequence of film resulting from this: a dazzling montage of the movie's central banquet scene. ∎  the technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of pictures, text, or music: the play often verged on montage.

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montage (Fr. monter, ‘to mount’) Cinematic film-editing and artistic technique. Images are cut and spliced in a particular way in order to obtain a desired narrative, structural or purely aesthetic effect. The ‘Odessa Steps’ sequence in Sergei Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin (1925) is a classic example of film montage.

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a musical composed of fragments of music; a quick succession or burst of dialogue or of music and sound effects used to fill the gap in time of a play, opera, etc.

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