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Battleship Potemkin


Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov View All


Sergei Eisenstein (Screenplay), Sergei Eisenstein (Director), Nikolay Aseev (Writer), Sergey Tretyakov (Writer) View All

Release: Dec. 24th, 1925
Runtime: 1 hour, 15 minutes
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resultant public demonstration, showing support, which brought on a police massacre. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and is a masterful example of montage editing.
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7 I never understood this part of Battleship Potemkin (1925)
I've seen the movie a few times now, but never understood this part at 7:20 into this clip: So a shootout happens in the staircase, and all of a sudden it cuts to a guy swinging some type of s...

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Dog Star Man
Many films I have reviewed would be considered what we refer to as "constructivist" and "modern", Eisenstein was deeply at odds with this approach to film making which is why he could not see eye to eye with his fellow contemporaries such as Dziga Vertov.
I'm a neckbeard zoomer who considers Russians to be the most talented people on Earth, so I don't take the title of ''best russian film'' lightly, but I still respect Battleship Potemkin as I should.
Citizen Rules
Visually the film is so impressive I had a real hard time just settling on one image (so I didn't!)...There's so many stunning shots in this film.