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What's your favorite film by Sergei Eisenstein?

Glumov's Diary
0 (0%)
Strike
1 (5%)
Battleship Potemkin
9 (45%)
October
1 (5%)
Old and New
0 (0%)
Romance sentimentale
0 (0%)
Bezhin Meadow
0 (0%)
Alexander Nevsky
1 (5%)
Ivan the Terrible, Part One
1 (5%)
Ivan the Terrible, Part Two
3 (15%)
Que Viva Mexico!
0 (0%)
Haven't seen any
4 (20%)
Didn't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 19

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Sam the Cinema Snob

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Re: Director's Best: Sergei Eisenstein
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2011, 07:49:57 AM »
Ivan the Terrible, Part One
Battleship Potemkin

Ivan the Terrible, Part Two
Strike
Alexander Nevsky
October


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Re: Director's Best: Sergei Eisenstein
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2014, 10:55:01 AM »
1. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

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Re: Eisenstein, Sergi
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 02:49:19 PM »
1. Battleship Potemkin (4)
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Re: Eisenstein, Sergi
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 10:51:36 PM »
1. October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
2. Alexander Nevsky
3. Ivan the Terrible, Part I
4. Ivan the Terrible, Part Two
5. Old and New
6. Battleship Potemkin

7. Strike
8. Bezhin lug
9. Que Viva Mexico
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Re: Eisenstein, Sergi
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 10:39:46 PM »
Old and New (1929)
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As much as I love a good story and tight script, that doesn't apply when it comes to Eisenstein. I didn't catch how all of the events connect, but the compositions are top notch and there are dense layers of meaning along with the general contrast of old ways of farming vs. modernization. The film is a rush of brain stimulation, and even playful at times. (I read afterwards that the creamer spraying out of the long tubes wasn't just my dirty mind at work, and I can't appreciate enough that during the sequence involving hogs being slaughtered, Eisenstein cuts to a cute ceramic pig figurine.) Further proof that the filmmaker was a true artist and a pretty genius one at that.
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