Wednesday, October 11, 2017

einsenstein's potemkin

Eisenstein wrote the film as a revolutionary propaganda, but also used it to test his idea of "montage".

This is a propaganda form within the film narrative:

Eisenstein's editing intends to produce the greatest emotional response, so that the viewer would feel sympathy for the rebellious sailors of the battleship Potemkin --and hatred for their cruel tzarist overlords. The clip shows the most famous scene in the film: the massacre of civilians on the Odessa Steps (also known as the Primorsky or Potemkin Stairs).