"The Battle of Potemkin"
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The paper reviews and analyzes Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 historical film, "The Battleship Potemkin" which tells the story of a revolution in 1905 which began with the revolt of the sailors on the Battleship Potemkin, in the Odessa harbour. The paper discusses the historical accuracy of the film and Eisenstein's filming techniques.
From the Paper:"The film also suggests that the soldiers of the tsar were especially brutal and that there was a long-standing conflict between the people and their rulers. This is most evident as the soldiers march down the Odessa steps, firing indiscriminately into the crowd of citizens, showing that the citizenry is thought of as completely subservient to the power structure and that the power structure in no way sees it necessary to respond to the desires of the people. This sequence is especially affecting as Eisenstein selects certain specific figures from the crowd and makes the viewer identify with them as they are shot by the almost faceless troops. Notable as well is the baby carriage drifting down the steps out of control, a symbol of the way the people are left to themselves in the danger zone that is their life in Russia. The mother is killed so that she can no longer protect her child, representing the future of Russia."
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"The Battle of Potemkin" (2003, April 25) Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/the-battle-of-potemkin-26106/
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