Battleship Potemkin

The Battleship Potemkin

The Battleship Potemkin

Watch this film for the Odessa steps sequence – it is stunning, disturbing and consuming. Watch it for the camera placement and how the tension builds. A must-see for film students, it is the first real use of montage in film making. You can learn something new each time you watch this brilliant sequence.

The film is based on the crew rebellion on the Russian battleship in 1905 and while the rest of the film is okay, it’s not at the same level as the fictional Odessa sequence.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Genre: Drama (Silent)
[rating: 7/10]

  • Hi, Nice blog..
    I felt Battleship is a very overrated movie. I am not a film student (maybe that's the reason I failed to see what most people seem to), but I watched it for one reason: It was Charlie Chaplin's favorite movie. It may have been a good movie then but seeing such a movie now it fails to impress me. I know it wouldn't be fair to compare but Metropolis, which released just a couple of years after Battleship, is way ahead in all aspects from direction and camerawork to the concept of something so brilliant almost a 100 years ago.

  • Hi, Nice blog..
    I felt Battleship is a very overrated movie. I am not a film student (maybe that's the reason I failed to see what most people seem to), but I watched it for one reason: It was Charlie Chaplin's favorite movie. It may have been a good movie then but seeing such a movie now it fails to impress me. I know it wouldn't be fair to compare but Metropolis, which released just a couple of years after Battleship, is way ahead in all aspects from direction and camerawork to the concept of something so brilliant almost a 100 years ago.

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