20 Jul 2007, 09:24
Great film! One of my favorites.
The editing is increadible. A lot of this montage is downright avant-guard, even today.
One of my favorites scenes is the introduction of Kerensky, very powerful and eerie. There is also the raising of the bridge and so many other memorable parts.
Thanks for posting this. Eisenstein at his best.
21 Jul 2007, 10:49
Early Russian cinema always seems to be so effectively edited.
27 Jul 2007, 05:36
ah, thanks for clearing that up, no wonder he looked like Vertov...!
08 Aug 2007, 18:02
If somebody finds "Potemkin" by Eisenstein... please post it!
08 Aug 2007, 19:06
I only approve of the version of 'Potemkin' with the music by Edmund Meisel. Eisenstein collaborated with him on the soundtrack, to stunning effect. The usual modern version was re-edited in the 1970s, with the soundtrack consisting of a medley of Shostakovich's Greatest Hits. Terrible, just terrible.