The Battleship Potemkin

12/13/14 Battleship Potemkin (1925) Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin is one of the best propaganda films of all time. After the success of Strike (1924), the Soviet government commissioned Eisenstein to commemorate the uprising of 1905. Eisenstein used it as a testing ground for his theories of motion picture montage. The film was a … Continue reading The Battleship Potemkin

Genesis I: The Seven Days of Creation Examined

The following narrative is a close examination of the seven days of creation outlined in Book I of Genesis using Robert Alter's magnificent translation of the ancient Hebrew scriptures. Day One – Light and Darkness “When God began to create heaven and earth, and the earth then was welter and waste and darkness over the … Continue reading Genesis I: The Seven Days of Creation Examined