The Battleship Potemkin Movie Review 1925

Information and Film Reviews for The Battleship Potemkin the Movie

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Eisenstein's best work documents mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905 which led to a civilian uprising against the Czar in Odessa, and the resulting crackdown by troops loyal to the Czar. Beautiful cinematography, especially the use of montage sequences, changed filmmaking. In particular, a horrifying sequence depicting the slaughter of civilians on an Odessa beach by soldiers coming down the stairs leading to it is exceptional; many movies pay homage to this scene including "The Untouchables" and "Love and Death." Viewers should overlook obvious Marxist overtones and see this film for what it is: a masterpiece.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 71 minutes.
Originally from Russian.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Russian Revolution, Silent Films, Big Battles, Russia/USSR, Sail Away, 4 Bones
Nina Agadzhanova Shutko, Sergei Eisenstein
Alexander Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Alexandrov, Mikhail Gomorov, Sergei Eisenstein, I. Brobov, Beatrice Vitoldi, N. Poltavseva, Alexandr Levshin, Repnikova, Korobei, Levchenko
Eduard Tisse
Grigori Alexandrov, Sergei Eisenstein
Dimitri Shostakovich

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