eisenstein's battleship potemkin
eisenstein's battleship potemkin
Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, and possibly Eisenstein’s greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenstein’s theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase. The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Russian ship Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising. It is a cinema classic, featuring the people of Odessa. According to Naum Kleiman, film historian, Eisenstein saw the masses “as caviar, only heads, many many heads as a picture of the people... He tried to see the face of the mass and he created this human face of the masses from close-ups of different representatives of this mass... He tried to humanize the masses.”


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