Thought by many to be the greatest film ever made, 'The Battleship Potemkin' directed by Sergei Eisenstein is a key film in the history of Russian and of world cinema. Based on a mutiny in Odessa during the 1905 Revolution, the film is noted as a pioneering milestone in the development of world cinema - especially Eisenstein's breathtaking editing. Richard Taylor is a major authority on Eisenstein and his lively companion to Potemkin will be widely welcomed. This _KINOfile_ investigates the production, context and critical reception of the film and the people who made it, and provides an analysis of the film itself and its place in Russian and world cinema.
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