“Battleship Potemkin” – the Best Movie of all Time

Battleship Potemkin

The best movie of all time – this is exactly how again and again over the years this movie was evaluated by movie critics, filmmakers and audiences.

“Battleship Potemkin” was Recognized as World Classics

At the center of the movie there are real events of the uprising on the ship “Prince Potemkin Tavricheski.” This movie tells about how the ship rebellion broke out, and the team captured the ship. The sailors of the Black Sea fleet sent to suppress the uprising, refused to fire at the rebels. The sailors’ revolt was supported by the residents of Odessa and ended with a bloody shooting of the crowd by tsarist troops.

This Movie is an Encyclopedia of Motion Picture Arts

Eisenstein was able to achieve a special expression in this silent movie thanks to thorough editing and masterful arrangement and alternation of the scenes.

Cameramen Popov and Tisse struck critics with unusual angles and points of shooting, unexpected combinations of details and close-ups. This created the effect for viewers of being in the thick of events.

White-Red Flag

Red flag of the revolution in the movie was painted manually: they shot a white flag and then using a brush painted the flag red in all of the frames. There were 108. Thus began the history of color movies in Russia.

Dubbing of the Movie 

In 1930 a silent movie was dubbed for the first time. Sergei Eisenstein himself thought that the score written by E. Maisel was perfect. In 1950, after the movie was restored, it was accompanied by music of Nikolai Kryukov. The most famous composer of the music for “Battleship Potemkin” is Dmitri Shostakovich (1976).

Onto the Screens!

The movie premiere took place in Russia in 1926.

“Battleship Potemkin” was a huge success in Germany. A ban on screening of the movie caused a wave of protest in the country, and it was finally allowed to run.

The movie was also seen in the United States, and not without “amendments.”

France could only see the legendary movie in 1953, and Japanese audiences – in 1959.

“Battleship Potemkin” is a masterpiece of cinema that feels modern at all times.

The movie with English subtitles

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