Google is paying tribute to "the father of the montage."

On Monday, Google's search logo honored Sergei Eisenstein, a Soviet film director and artist born on this day 120 years ago.

The doodle features Eisenstein reviewing animated film strips with imagery inspired by his work, which includes the 1925 films Battleship Potemkin and Strike.

Eisenstein is best known as the pioneer of the montage, a technique featuring a series of shorter shots used to capture periods of time or other themes. The technique is widely used in filmmaking today.

"His films were also revolutionary in another sense, as he often depicted the struggle of downtrodden workers against the ruling class," reads a post from Google describing the Eisenstein doodle.

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