Stachka (Strike)

Stachka (1925) Director: Sergei Eisenstein ★★★☆☆ Stachka (Strike) is the first feature film of the master Soviet propagandist, Sergei Eisenstein. The Battleship Potemkin, his masterpiece, was made later that year in 1924-1925. After production for Stachka was complete he wrote an influential essay called "Montage Of Attractions" that appeared in a Soviet journal. In it he argued … Continue reading Stachka (Strike)

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 Soviet uprising of 1905, as well. Eisenstein used this opportunity as a testing ground for his new theories of motion … Continue reading The Battleship Potemkin