Note: This post is part of on ongoing series in which I'm watching a lot of movies.
Not to be confused with more modern interpretations, The Battleship Potemkin is one of the earliest motion pictures to attempt to use editing techniques in order to enhance the narrative qualities of the film.
- The propaganda message of this film intended to be clear and obvious to unsophisticated viewers in the 1920's, so to a modern audience it kind of feels like viewers are being constantly bludgeoned over the head with “Communism good! Tsar bad!”.
- The scenes involving the Orthodox priest seem particularly contrived. It's almost like Eisenstein had a checklist of Communist “talking points” he needed to make sure he covered.
The Battleship Potemkin on Wikipedia.