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katya-oddio on 03/08/2013 at 01:00PM

Battleship Potemkin Revisited

Battleship Potemkin 1925 film poster by the Stenberg Brothers (one of the highest price valued film posters of all time)

Members of the international avant-garde collective Apskaft worked together to create a soundtrack for Battleship Potemkin, one of the most important films of all time. The soundtrack is now hosted by the Free Music Archive.

Battleship Potemkin (Russian: Броненосец «Потёмкин», Bronenosets Potyomkin) is a 1925 silent film directed by genius filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and produced by Mosfilm. It presents a dramatized version of the 1905 mutiny when the crew of the Russian battleship Prince Potemkin rebelled against their Tsarist regime officers. Battleship Potemkin [IMDB] is considered one of the most important silent films and one of the most influential propaganda films. It was named the greatest film of all time at the Brussels World's Fair in 1958. The film continues to be a standard in film courses for Eisenstein's emphasis on montage, his depictions of violence, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the masses rather than the individual as protagonist.

Each scene of the film was scored by Apskaft artists and can be viewed with the full-length film after the jump and at the Internet Archive. An Apskafters e-magazine also accompanies the release of this soundtrack.


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