Selected by the Film Editors Branch.
A masterpiece of silent cinema, Sergei Eisenstein’s epic rendering of an uprising on a naval ship in Imperial Russia is a tour de force of film editing and features one of cinema’s most iconic and oft-referenced sequences: the kinetic clash between soldiers and peasants on the Odessa Steps. A leading figure in the Soviet Union’s montage movement and an influential film theorist, Eisenstein embraced the revolutionary power of cinema: for him, shots were meant to clash to create a maximal impact on the audience. Battleship Potemkin’s intricate, non-linear editing impacts film editing to this day.
Director: Sergei Eisenstein. Cast: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov. 1925. 74 min. Soviet Union. B&W. Silent. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
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Film Editors in the Film Editing branch of the Academy can get two free tickets.