Potemkin (1925) (Bronenosets Potyomkin) (Silent)

  • 1925 ----- b & w ----- 58 min ----- withdrawn -----
  • Based on an incident which occurred on the Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising, Potemkin is the most complex demonstration of Eisenstein's editing technique, which is especially expressive in the famous "Odessa Steps Sequence." All film texts cite the montage experiments (collision of images, parallel editing, expansion of time) embodied in this scene, which is, above all, overwhelmingly moving. (NOTE: Film should be projected at silent speed, ie. 18 frames/second.)
  • Topics: (History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Motion Pictures: Features, War and Peace)