Battleship Potemkin is the classic masterpiece silent film from director Sergej Eisenstein from 1925. The film is based on the true events of the Russian Revolution of 1905. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and was a masterful example of montage editing.
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When you are drunk after a long night of partying and you and your bros want to watch a homoerotic movie, definitely watch Battleship Potemkin. I mean a ship full of guys at sea; it’s definitely the straightest thing you could watch. Besides all the double entendres, there is the epic story of Russians loving Communism. This was a breakthrough in the film industry, because they used a real ship. Nope, no painted back set with an artificial row boat representing a giant ship. They used a giant ship and everyone was like daaaang.
So a bunch of sailors are being mistreated by their superior officers. The opening scene shows a superior officer hitting a sailor that immediately starts crying. At this point, our whole film class started laughing. Too many lolz were incurred with this sailor crying like a baby after barely getting hit. What a wimp! Eventually the officers force the sailors to eat rotten meat, because they are too cheap to get normal meat. What kind of navy gives their sailors rotten meat and expects them to eat it. A ship full of sick Russians isn’t going to fair to well against Mother Russia’s enemies. The sailors plan a mutiny and successfully accomplish this as a team. The Soviet Union made movies with the common people being heroes, instead of a single hero triumphing. The collective group and accomplishment was the key ideology behind this movie. Anyway this rebel ship eventually goes port to port and riling up the people to start revolting against Russia. This works for a bit, until Russia gets upset and decides to fight them. Long story short it works out, and people embrace Communism.