Sergei Eisenstein: Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin from 1925 was the second film of the Russian director Sergei Eisenstein and was named the greatest film of all time at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958.
It presents a dramatized version of the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers.
It is a silent film, and there exist various soundtrack versions made after 1925.
To retain its relevance as a propaganda film for each new generation, Eisenstein hoped the score would be rewritten every 20 years. (Wikipedia Dec. 2016).

I had a great experience seeing the movie to the soundtrack of the Danish punk rock musicians Peter Peter and Christian Rønn. The soundtrack composed in 2007 was powerful and noisy but also poetic and silent. The music, the editing, and compositions were overwhelming, present and relevant.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_Potemkin
Eisenstein on the audiovisual, Robert Robertsen

 

 

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