Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Great Scenes # 37: Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

This is one of the most famous scenes ever captured on cinema. This is a stunning, groundbreaking sequence where innocent people are massacred in the famous Odessa Steps sequence. It is considered an achievement in editing and helped establish a language in editing action sequences. It has been much paid homage to and parodied (most famously in Brian DePalma's The Untouchables). 

2 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is absolute cinematic genius, I'm surprised I've never even so much as heard of this film before, thanks for sharing dude.

The Angry Lurker said...

Stunning especially for the time!