"Kuleshov and I made an interesting experiment. We
took from some film or other several close-ups of the well-known Russian actor
Mosjukhin. [...] We joined these close-ups, which were all similar, with other bits
of film in three different combinations. In the first combination the close-up of
Mosjukhin was immediately followed by a shot of a plate of soup standing on a
table. It was obvious and certain that Mosjukhin was looking at this soup."
V.I. Pudovkin, "On Film Technique," in Film
Technique and Film Acting, trans. Ivor Montague (New York: BonanzaBooks, 1949).