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Sergei Eisenstein

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Battleship Potemkin

Epic yet emotional. Silent yet thunderous. The narrative structure is described well by the following passage from Brecht: "Man [sic] does not become man again by stepping out of the...


Battleship Potemkin

A very high level of artistry regarding light and movement. I found the first part of the movie a bit slow, but the last half (especially the scenes in Odessa,...


Battleship Potemkin

A classic. I love Soviet Montage, well actually I love creative / intellectual montage of any sort and Eisenstein was a master of this editing technique. The Odessa steps sequence...


Battleship Potemkin

People make a big fuss about Eisenstein's use of montage, and rightly so. But I'm more struck by the beauty of his individual compositions, ranging from majestic establishing shots to...


Battleship Potemkin

Eisenstein sure loved long scenes, didn't he? Well, the captivating visuals make up for that and the scene on the Odessa steps is everything it's been made out to be....