From Battleship Potemkin to Ivan the Terrible, films of montage master Sergei Eisenstein

FP Staff

Jan,22 2018 16:52 11 IST

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The revolutionary classic, Strike/Stachka (1925), was Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's first full-length feature film. Eisenstein was born exactly 120 years ago on 22 January 1898. Image via Twitter

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Based on the Revolution of 1905, Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin was his most famous film and is considered a masterpiece to this day. The Odessa Steps sequence is one of the most terrifying and extraordinary scenes in cinematic history. Image via Twitter

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Eisenstein's propaganda film October (1928), dramatised the 1917 October Revolution. Image via Twitter

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Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky (1938) was about the attempted invasion of the Russian city of Novgorod in the 13th century by knights of the Holy Roman Empire. Image via Twitter

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Eisenstein's two-part Ivan The Terrible was a personal favourite of Stalin but the second part was not released for another nine years, after the deaths of both the dictator and the filmmaker. Image via Twitter