Absolutely one of the best movies ever...
over 6 years
Classic Soviet montage by the great Eisenstein. Experimental and influential work.
over 6 years
Important in the grand scheme of cinematic history but I was bored
THE earliest cinematic masterpiece. I was cheering when the red flag waved :D
Restored version w/censored scenes back in. Love the music, love the non-star-studded cast
The Battleship Potemkin (Russian: Броненосец «Потёмкин», Bronyenosyets Potyomkin), sometimes rendered as The Battleship Potyomkin, is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers of the Tsarist regime.
The Battleship Potemkin has been called one of the most influential propaganda films of all time, and was named the greatest film of all time at the Brussels World's Fair in 1958. The film is in the public domain in some parts of the world.
The film is composed of five episodes:
Eisenstein wrote the film as a revolutionary propaganda film, but also used it to test his theories of "montage". The revolutionary Soviet filmmakers of the Kuleshov school of filmmaking were experimenting with the effect of film editing on audiences, and Eisenstein attempted to edit the film in such a way as to produce the greatest...