Tuesday, March 08, 2011
There is a new print out of "Battleship Potemkin." I saw it last night. It's supposed to be much closer to Sergey Eisenstein's original than others.
It was made in 1925, after the Russian Civil War was over, and its purpose was to help unify the Soviet Union.
There was a film class in the theater with us, and the instructor shared his lecture with the rest of us as well. It's important in both film and propaganda history. The Potemkin's crew took over the ship in the Black Sea during the Revolution of 1905.
[Poster from here.] Google Images for "Battleship Potemkin" is interesting: obviously the "Odessa Stairs" part of the movie has made the greatest impression on those using images.