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A chained person in the cellar, a car with a trailer resembling a baby carriage (later to roll down the Odessa steps in "The Battleship Potemkin"), a scary old man with a beard like Grigory Rasputin’s, blood and corpses… The sketches for this comic strip, a detective story in Gothic settings, reflect Eisenstein’s interest in pulp fiction novels about the gentleman-burglar Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc, and the mysterious criminal, a 'Genius of Evil,' Fântomas by Maurice Leblanc and Pierre Souvestre.

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  • Title: Detective novel
  • Creator: Sergei Eisenstein
  • Location: Riga
  • Physical Dimensions: 35, 8 x 22, 6
  • Provenance: The Russian State Archive for Literature and Art, Moscow
  • Medium: Ink on paper

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