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Re: Soviet Cinema Classics

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:10 am
by wpqx
Yes I watched it about a month ago along with Three Songs About Lenin. I like the way the film tried to incorporate sound into the visual symphony, but ultimately couldn't feel as compelled by the craft as I had in The Man With the Movie Camera.

Re: Soviet Cinema Classics

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 2:28 am
by tzarine
For its images, Battleship Potemkin.

Utterly memorable.

Re: Soviet Cinema Classics

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 5:14 am
by arsaib4
I couldn't agree more.

Re: Soviet Cinema Classics

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 6:31 am
by wpqx
I'd like to watch it again (it's been about 7 years). Has anyone seen the recent Kino restoration of Potemkin?

Re: Soviet Cinema Classics

PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 11:36 pm
by tzarine
I saw a horrible thing Eisenstein did about Mexico some years ago at the filmforum. It was so racist and I was laughing so loudly. People were looking at me like how dare you laugh at ? The narration was totally colonial & condescending about the bronzed bellies.

Re: Soviet Cinema Classics

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 4:43 am
by wpqx
I assume you're referring to Que Viva Mexico? In the 1930's it wasn't uncommon for people to look at non-whites as cultural curiosities. From what I've read the film was never properly completed, but it has been some time since I read an Eisenstein biography.