Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

The Battleship Potemkin

Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Film Reviews >> The Battleship Potemkin Page: [1]
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
The Battleship Potemkin - 3/4/2008 5:56:56 PM   
Empire Admin


Posts: 31667
Joined: 29/6/2005
Post your comments on this article
Post #: 1
Solid but overrated - 3/4/2008 5:56:56 PM   

Posts: 637
Joined: 19/3/2006
From: Here to Eternity
Eisenstein's use of montage is pioneering but its hard to love a film with no relatable characters or emotion. As an effective silent with a truly great central 'action' scene (the Odessa steps sequence) it works but I couldn't get invlolved - even at 76 minutes I was getting a little fidgetty.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 2
- 26/4/2011 3:26:27 PM   
Bill Clay


Posts: 11
Joined: 21/5/2009
I saw this a few years back accompanied by a full orchestra, quite impressive.

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 3
- 29/4/2011 12:52:27 PM   


Posts: 105
Joined: 21/4/2008
For Christ sake, it was 1925! Not quite impressive?...

(in reply to Empire Admin)
Post #: 4
Battleship Potemkin - 7/12/2011 4:06:27 PM   

Posts: 2854
Joined: 22/11/2006
I'd say films like Battleship Potemkin are important films, rather than particularly good ones - in my opinion, of course. I personally find it quite hard to engage with silent film. I feel a bit disconnected not be able to hear the characters talk, not hearing the emotion in someoneís voice. Even having no sound effects makes it harder for me to believe what I'm seeing. (Having said that, however, I do enjoy Nosferatu). I watched BP because it was an innovative film that explored various techniques that directors are still copying today, like which camera angles work and which don't, when a cut should occur to drive the plot forwards etc. The story itself I didnít find particularly engaging, and to be completely honest, I became a little bored. This doesnít mean I donít appreciate classic cinema, it just means that I donít want to pretend to think itís the greatest film ever made in order to sound Ďartisticí (and I'm also not accusing anybody who really does think this of pretending). Iím definitely NOT saying itís a bad film (I've given it 4 stars), and actually, for its time, itís really quite astonishing. But I do think, in regards to a comment I've seen of the film, that many films that have been made since are far superior, and given the choice to watch either this or The Godfather, I'd choose the latter every time. However, I appreciate that this effectively gave 'birth' to films like The Godfather, and that they may not have been as great without the likes of BP. I think it's important that people are aware of films like Battleship Potemkin and the influence they've had on modern cinema.

(in reply to ARmy2510)
Post #: 5
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Film Reviews >> The Battleship Potemkin Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts

Movie News††|††Empire Blog††|††Movie Reviews††|††Future Films††|††Features††|††Video Interviews††|††Image Gallery††|††Competitions††|††Forum††|††Magazine††|††Resources
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI