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Battleship Potemkin


16 September 2013

Battleship Potemkin

 

It’s sad that we live in a time when we find it difficult to get in the mood to watch a silent film as a thirst for speech is tremendously strong but if you can break the barrier then you can enjoy movies such as “Battleship Potemkin”. The highly controversial picture centres itself on the 1905 Russian revolution and was banned in many nations and is still very shocking today (one scene in particular that will no doubt remind you of “The Untouchables”). I have such an admiration for these older films as the scope is much more breath-taking than anything these days because you know that every single person in the shot is a real human being and it’s this scope featuring real people that is far more impressive than any special effect a computer can throw at you. The movie is about liberation and uprising, like many uprising and liberations throughout history you will notice many similarities to the story of Jesus. “Battleship Potemkin” is a special kind of picture that advancements in technology have sadly left far behind.