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The Battleship Potemkin

- Try to picture a grand stone staircase (made up of 200 steep steps, and divided by just under a dozen landings) built into a hillside in Odessa, Ukraine. Now picture Cossacks descending the steps (in a slow steady march) with weapons drawn and aimed at countless civilians. The Cossacks shoot a young boy who is then trampled by fleeing civilians, while his mother watches, helplessly and hopelessly, in horror. At the first chance, the mother raises her young boy and clenches him in her arms. At this moment, she’s the only one noticeably walking towards the Cossacks....   [tags: Film, Sergei Eisenstein]

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Battleship Potemkin

- BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN How does the graphic and rhythmic use of editing and the overall structure of the film relate to the theme of “revolution”. Revolution or war activities are not smooth, transitions between events or contain even, unsettling effects on the individuals or participants. Battleship Potemkin is anything less showing and displaying images woven together that jar the viewer, against his or her will. This is best illustrated in "The Odessa Staircase". During this segment, the Tsarist soldiers are seen massacring the Odessans....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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Battleship Potemkin as a Masterpiece

- Battleship Potemkin as a Masterpiece Battleship Potemkin, a masterpiece. Early critics reported this marvellous film to be unquestionably one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. However, would this display of dazzling, daring, dramatic sequence grab the approval and praise of the modern day society. This so called ‘classic’, as regarded by an international film jury to be the greatest film ever made, in 1948 and again in 1958, is now just another film on the shelf for our generation....   [tags: Papers]

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Potemkin

- Setting: While originally filmed to commemorate the 1905 revolution in Russia, Potemkin was actually shown to rouse the masses against the Russian government. The film takes place on three major settings. The battleship Potmekin serves as the first backdrop where the revolution begins. The setting shifts to the Odessa Steps when the sailors arrive with Vakulinchuk ‘s body. Here the Russian soldiers attempt to squelch the uprising by shooting and trampling the crowds which had gathered on the steps....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Battleship Potemkin versus the Birth of a Nation

- Aside from the similar visual styles of Battleship Potemkin and The Birth of a Nation, both films are examples of civil unrest during periods of political instability in a historical setting. Both movies take place during a national revolution and involve several instances of social turmoil and disturbance. The styles of these films can be contrasted by viewing their use of montage, focus, and basic film techniques in relation to thematic and constructive plot elements. The Birth of a Nation is a story about the consequences of the Civil War on the friendship of a northern and southern family....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Battleship Potemkin, From Here to Eternity, Saving Private Ryan

- Analyzing Movies of War Even though the films “Battleship Potemkin”, “From Here to Eternity” and “Saving Private Ryan” are all movies based on military life during war time the variation in time periods and culture made each film very different. These differences did not take away from the impact the films had on their audiences at the time or the messages they were each trying to covey. The Horrific images and hear wrenching scenarios helped to evoke strong emotions and patriotic feeling from audiences allowing film makers to pass along their truths....   [tags: analyzing movies of war]

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Film Analysis on Flowers of War, Edge of Heaven, Battleship Potemkin, and the Big Heat

- In this paper I will argue that understanding the context of a film is vital for a more in-depth understanding of it and I will accomplish this through a deep analysis of the following films: Flowers of War, Edge of Heaven, Battleship Potemkin, and the Big Heat. Additionally not only knowing the historical, social, and political background of a film and how the ideas in this film were form,but also how this film affected the society and the point of view of individuals,because after all film is not only affected by the context in which it is created ,but the film also affects individuals are catalyst for change in societies and cultures....   [tags: historical, social, political, background]

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Theory of Montage in Pudovkin’s, Eisenstein’s and Vertov’s movie.

- Introduction In the presented essay I will compare the style of work of selected artists in the montage of the film. I will try to point out some general regularities and features of Soviet cinema. At the same time I will try to capture especially what is common in their systems and similar or conversely what differ. For my analysis, I will draw on the feature films of the Soviet avantgarde, namely these are the movies - The Battleship Potemkin (S. Eisenstein, 1925), Mother (V. Pudovkin, 1926) and The Man with a movie camera (D....   [tags: Soviet Cinema, School of Cinema, Film Analysis]

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Russia and Japan War

- The people of Russia were very unhappy with the Russian government during 1907. They were especially mad with the Tsar, Nicholas II. How ever, the corrupted government was not the only reason why the Russian civilization rebelled against their own country and government. Other events such as the war between Russia and Japan (Russo- Japanese War), the massacre of poor workers in front of the Winters Palace in St. Petersburg Palace (Bloody Sunday), the mutiny of Russia’s most powerful naval ship the Potemkin which includes the revolution of 1905, and finally the role Russia played in the First World War....   [tags: Russian History, World History, Japanese]

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The French New Wave By Jean Luc Godard

- The French New Wave, particularly the works of Jean Luc Godard, has an important in the history of modern cinema. The new sense of realism that came out of his works would change film as an art form for the rest of time. A group of trailblazing directors who formed there own critical school called Cahiers du Cinema, set a new form of filmmaking in motion in the mid 1950’s. André Bazin is one of the most well known of these critics. The new style of the “Nouvelle Vague” rejected the linear tropes of the hollywood films that preceded, bring about complex narratives drawing focus to the common man or woman....   [tags: French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard, Film noir]

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Russia and Its Decision to Enter World War I

- Did Russia’s diplomatic issues influence their decision in entering World War One. A. Plan of Investigation This investigation assesses how Russia’s Government and people influenced their country’s decision in entering World War One. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie Ferdinand were assassinated by alleged Serbian Black Hand Terrorists. The assassination caused world turmoil. People and Countries saw Ferdinand’s death as an opportunity to invade and overcome new territories to claim as their own....   [tags: History, Geopolitics]

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Editing Giants: Kuleshov, Pudovkin and Eisenstein

- Filmmaker and theorist, Lev Kuleshov, is known today as the grandfather of Soviet Montage theory. His works include The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks (1924), Death Ray (1925), The Great Consoler (1933) and We from the Urals (1943). Kuleshov’s life work has had a profound influence on the filmmakers around him and filmmakers today. One of his greatest triumphs was cofounding the Moskow Film School, the world’s first film school. In a time when filmmaking was still in its infancy, Kuleshov was perhaps the first to theorize about the power of this new story telling medium....   [tags: Cinema]

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European Union And The Soviet Union

- Ever since the Soviet Union into fifteen independent states, the European Union in the West actively pursued to sway post-soviet states to their side in order to prevent another U.S.S.R. giant from appearing. A similar thing happened after Nazi Germany fell to the hands of the Allies where super powers established spheres of influence all over Germany dividing it into two. The Iron Curtain that the Soviet Union put in place was an imaginary border dividing the influences of both super powers which emerged in the upcoming years of the Cold War....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Ukraine, World War II]

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Film vs Literature

- Since the beginning of film, technology has played an important role in the evolution of the medium. Film, much more so than literature, relies on the ever-changing nature of technological development to stay relevant. In 1980 when Seymour Chatman wrote “What Novels Can Do That Films Can’t (And Vice Versa),” there were no such thing as DVD players and the VCR was a newly introduced, and thus non-perfected, product. Today when viewing a film, one has the luxury of returning to previous scenes immediately and effortlessly in order to further soak in and contemplate filmic choices....   [tags: Technology, Film, DVD]

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The Effect of the Bolshevik Rule on Russian Culture

- The Effect of the Bolshevik Rule on Russian Culture Bolshevik cultural policy was based on spreading their values to the population. They attempted to promote equality to create a classless society. In addition to removing class differences they attempted to give equal status to women and to young people. In order to encourage women to work state funded crèches were established and laws passed to give women parity in terms of pay with men. The state tried to destroy the old concept of families by legalising abortion and enabling people to obtain divorces much more simply....   [tags: Papers]

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Cinema Theory

- 1. The theories of the window and frame had its origins in the schools of formalism and realism. Both schools main objective was to amplify the prestige of film. During that era of film was an upstart sideshow attraction, high class form of entertainment was the theater and the visual art forms of paintings and statues. Both schools saw cinema as a way of looking a through an aperture but keeping the audience at a distance from the subject on the screen. Whether looking through at frame or looking through a window the audience would be viewing the subject matter but they would only be able to absorb it....   [tags: Sergei Eisenstein, Andre Bazin]

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Social and Political Critique and Commentary in Bonnie and Clyde

- ... The scene is almost reminiscent of the famous scene from Battleship Potemkin 3 where the mother is shot in the face, and her glasses are shattered. By modern standards, the scene isn’t that shocking or all that revolting at all, but at the time of its release, it certainly was a shocker to both audience and critics alike. The most famous graphic scene in Bonnie and Clyde is of course the dramatic finale, when the two criminal lovers are gunned down by the Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and his enforcers....   [tags: film analysis]

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How to Tackle Racial Discrimination in the UK

- Recently, four white teenagers threw pebbles at Asian passengers in front rows from the back seats on the upper deck of Bus 207. When a victim protested, the boys jeered at him. But they went downstairs when they realized that all other passengers were angry too. In another incident, as soon as a brown-skinned man sat next to a white middle-aged woman, the woman left the seat on the District Line Tube in London. Such things don’t happen every day -- few things do – but I see them happen with uncertain regularity....   [tags: in the closet racism, discrimination]

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Jhoon Rhee and His Tae Kwon Do Philosophy

- In 1980, Rhee retired from inductively authorizing in order to devote his time to expanding his schools and peregrinating the world to distribute presentations on his Tae Kwon Do philosophy. His first trip, later that year, was a return to South Korea, where Rhee was among the dinner guests for the Presidential inauguration of Chun, Doo-Hwan. As the first person to sign the Blue House guest book, Rhee felt especially glorified. As he spent more time abroad, Rhee’s influence in the States perpetuated to grow, as well....   [tags: martial artists, schools]

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The World War I And The Soviet Union

- The European continent was dramatically altered in the inter-war years following World War I, seeing a strong shift in social, political, and economic life. These changes were embodied in the rise of new, extremist ideological regimes and governing bodies, the most famous of which being in Germany, the Soviet Union, Spain, and Italy. The regimes that developed under Hitler, Lenin, Franco, and Mussolini were what are known as totalitarian regimes. These states are ones which are governed by a central figure, and which operate with a central government, that does not tolerate parties of differing opinions, and maintain control over many aspects of society....   [tags: Soviet Union, Totalitarianism, Communism]

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To What Extent Was The First World War?

- Between the years 1856 and 1964 there were numerous events in Russia would be considered significant turning points to the future development of the nation, both good and bad. From the Emancipation of the serfs to Khrushchev 's reforms and the death of stalin, there were events that changed the course of the country itself, among these, one of the most significant is the first world war, an event which ultimately allowed the communists to take over the now Tsar-less state and instigate a new age of political ideology, changing from the previous system of the Tsar and his Duma, to a system of eventual socialist control....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, Soviet Union, World War I]

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The Geography Of Nowhere By James Howard Kunstler

- James Howard Kunstler begins his work, “The Geography of Nowhere,” at a top speed and continues from there. He starts chapter one, Scary Place, by describing the story of Judge Doom from “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, which is the fictional character that is supposedly responsible for Los Angeles becoming taken over by the freeways. He then continues quoting Lewis Mumford, who was basically the dean of American urban academics in the beginning of the 1900s. He gloomily predicted, would completely demoralize mankind and lead to the nuclear holocaust (p....   [tags: New York, New York City, Long Island, New England]

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The Soviet Union As A Dress Rehearsal

- future leader of the Soviet Union as a “dress rehearsal” for the 1917 revolution. The most important difference is that the 1905 revolution failed to destroy the autocracy in Imperial Russia. A combination of reasons can explain why this revolution failed at overthrowing the Tsar Nikolas the Second. The revolutions participants were not revolutionaries that wanted to overthrow the Tsar, it was not started by revolutionary groups. The military and military context played an important role to the revolution’s failure, and the autocracy’s reforms gave compromise to the protestors who could be satisfied with the changes....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, World War I]

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Montage in Films and Music Videos

- In the 1920s, artist like Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Vsevolod Pudovkin started experimenting with the new technique in their abstractfilms which is known as montage. Montage which is a synonym for Editing is a technique where two or more shots are juxtaposed which create a new meaning thatis not existent looking at the shots individually (Manovich, 2001). Few of the early examples of films using this technique are The Battleship Potemkin(1925) by Eisenstein and Man with a Movie Camera(1929) by Vertov.Montages are widely used in many other TV production areas like Advertisement, Dramas, News Programs and Music Videos....   [tags: Film Review, Montage]

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The Beginning Of The 1905 Revolution

- The 1905 revolution has been described by Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Party and future leader of the Soviet Union as a “dress rehearsal” for the 1917 revolution. The most important difference is that the 1905 revolution failed to destroy the autocracy in Imperial Russia. A combination of reasons can explain why this revolution failed in overthrowing the Tsar Nikolas the Second. The revolutions participants were not revolutionaries that wanted to overthrow the Tsar, it was not started by revolutionary groups....   [tags: Russian Empire, Russia, Vladimir Lenin]

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The Last Tsar of Russia

- Nicholas II was the Last Tsar of Russia, remembered for the tragic and thoughtless way in which he and his family were murdered. He is responsible for the events that occurred during his reign, such as Bloody Sunday and the 1905 Revolution, yet there is little recognition of the love and devotion he had for his family. It is not discussed about the medical condition of his only son, the talents of his daughters, and the support of his wife. Is it possible that despite the economic downturn that Nicholas put Russia in that he still had a wide range of supporters....   [tags: Royalty]

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Crimea: Paradise Divided

- “Crimean history would suggest that it is folly to think that possession of any place, especially paradise, is anything other than a tenancy (Newman, 2011).Crimea may be compared to paradise, the crowning glory of many an empire, and it is no wonder with its subtropical climate, fertile lands, soft meadows and sprawling coastline. But the very aspects that make an Eden out of the Crimean Peninsula have also been the causes of struggle and conflict. For it may be said that Crimea is a contested land in an identity crisis and is the subject of much debate still today....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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1905 Revolution

- 1905 Revolution "These days we call anything a revolution…"[1] To decide whether or not any event is a revolution I must first set some parameters to define my personal idea of what a revolution is. I believe a revolution to be a radical change of anything, not just political. I believe this as from history labelling the Renaissance as a revolution, yet it lacked political change. In my opinion hindsight is very important to whether or not something is a revolution. I think you can only decide if something was revolutionary if you can see its consequences....   [tags: Papers]

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The Contributions of Catherine II (Catherine the Great), Empress of Russia

- The Contributions of Catherine II (Catherine the Great), Empress of Russia Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), did much to transform Russia into a modern country. Originally named Sophie Fredericke Augusta, she was born in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland), on May 2, 1729, the daughter of the German prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. At the age of 15 she went to Russia to become the wife of Peter, nephew and heir of Empress ELIZABETH. Elizabeth died on Dec. 25, 1761, and Catherine's husband succeeded as PETER III....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Effect of World War I on the Condition of Russia

- The Effect of World War I on the Condition of Russia Russia, once one of the largest and most feared empires in the world, would be brought to its knees through bad organisation and control. Nicholas II became the Tsar of Russia in 1894, a Tsar is a leader much like a fascist who cannot be questioned or opposed. Nicholas was a good man but lacked the qualities which once built his great nation, he was very weak willed and had no interest in the running of his country, 'I am not ready to become Tsar....   [tags: Papers]

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How did the Tsar survive the 1905 Revolution?

- How did the Tsar survive the 1905 Revolution. Introduction Controversy surrounds whether or not the revolution was a “dress rehearsal” for the 1917 revolution or a missed opportunity for Tsar Nicholas II to consolidate a constitutional monarchy. This dissertation will focus on the survival of the Tsar, as it is ultimately an open question whether he would have saved the monarchy. The dissertation will also reveal that in the Tsar’s heart was more in reaction than reform. This coursework will show that part of the key to the monarchy’s survival was the division of the opponents of Tsarism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Tsar Nicholas 2nd's Survival of The 1905 Revolution

- Tsar Nicholas 2nd's Survival of The 1905 Revolution There are several factors that help our understanding of how the tsar and his regime endured the turmoil of the 1905 revolution. However, one thing is for sure, after the uprising and swift, brutal suppression of the revolutionaries on the 22nd of January 1905 outside the gates of the Winter Palace, the Nicholas 2nd and his administration received a drastic wake up call. Even though the monarchy received a hard slap on this day, the tsar himself was in no immediate danger; the ignorance of the instigator, Father Gapon, ensured that he didn’t even know that the tsar was not occupying the Palace at this time....   [tags: Papers]

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Behind The Gare Saint-Lazare

- As one of the world’s first photojournalists, Henri Cartier-Bresson has transformed the profession through his concept of “the decisive moment”, the dramatic climax of a picture where everything falls perfectly into place. Traveling extensively since 1931, Cartier-Bresson’s images have been renown throughout the world due to his remarkable sense of timing and his intuition in seizing the right moment. To fully understand Cartier-Bresson’s pictures, one must first understand his artistic philosophy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tsar After 1905

- Tsar After 1905 It would be true to say that the Tsar remained unscathed after 1905, as he remained on the throne until 1917. However, it would also be true to say that the Tsar was permanently damaged by the 1905 revolution. Before 1905, there was much unrest and discontent. Famines in 1897, 1898 and 1901, made the already struggling countryside even worse, and the usually loyal peasantry held uprisings in two provinces in 1902. The Russo-Japanese war caused further unrest following a series of defeats, including that of Port Arthur....   [tags: Papers]

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Tsarism in Russia

- Tsarism in Russia Although the 1905 Revolution did not bring Tsarism to its demise, it had important consequences on Tsarism. It illuminates the problems of Russian society and exposed the government's weaknesses. Nevertheless, the Tsar managed to suppress his opponents and appeased the masses, saving his regimes from collapse. However, this security was only temporarily as the root of Russia's problems were not solved and WWI in 1914 was the last straw for the decaying regime....   [tags: Papers]

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Catherine the Great

- Catherine the Great Catherine II (a.k.a. Catherine the Great) Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, empress of all Russia, did much to continue the process of Westernization reforms began by Peter the Great. Catherine was devoted to art, literature, science, and politics. Many people say she had a great gift and was a great leader, thus she was awarded with the name “the Great” She helped develop schools, hospitals, and many other organizations for the country. She was a shrewd leader and autocrat and helped to continue and further reforms made by Peter the Great, finally making Russia a permanent European power....   [tags: Papers]

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The Need for Censorship in the Media

- The Need for Censorship in the Media Censorship is the cuts and remakes of media mainly movies. Censorship is usually when 'obscene' scenes and actions have been removed from a piece of media. Censorship has been around for a long time, censorship is supposed to protect 'us' from the things which happen in media for example movies which contain horror, sex or violence. Censorship is said by the government to help us because it cuts out scenes which may mentally affect us for example a film about poverty and the working class which could trigger a revolution because our minds are not mentally strong able to take that it is just a film....   [tags: Papers]

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Tsar's Survival of the 1905 Revolution

- Tsar's Survival of the 1905 Revolution In 1905 tsarism suffered a dreadful battering, Tsar Nicolas III had to cope with opposition from all sides. The workers and the army were unhappy with their working conditions; they wanted minimum wage and more rights. The peasants wanted more land and the liberals wanted a better political system that was more democratic and gave them more say in how the country was run. He had to contend with numerous strikes, uprisings, assassinations and mutinies....   [tags: Papers]

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Russia In Revolution

- Russia In Revolution Russia experienced three revolutions in the 1900's. The first in 1905, the second in March 1917 then in November 1917. The events of these revolutions saw five characteristics of modern revolution emerge. Ideology, leadership, organization, foreign influence and violence and terror were all present to a strong extent in the revolutions of 1905, and an even stronger extent in the November revolution of 1917....   [tags: Papers]

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