This film was actually rather disturbing but there is no question about why it made the list. The editing is incredible and it reminds me very much of kind of a Baz Luhrmann style (if you do not know who that is, shame on you for never seeing Moulin Rouge!). The director seemed to really get how to work with film and what it was capable of. Towards the ending, during the famous carnage scene, he cuts to a cow being slaughtered (it was really gross) to mirror the massacre of the workers. Even though that was totally disgusting and random, it shows how far ahead he was to be able to not only invision such a scene but actually to carry it out and not make it look stupid.
This movie is able a worker's strike which gets painfully quelled in Russia. Not very interesting storywise, but the director keeps it intriguing with the way he films it. The beginning was nuts with all the fast scene cuts and there was a really disturbing scene that involved a little girl but other than that it was an interesting movie. This film is also an example of propaganda in the Soviet Union because it shows how noble proletariats and how cruel the upper class was. A very enlightening film.
RATING: ***-- (there would be more stars if I could get certain scenes out of my head)
First Russian film on the list (good first impression...).
Actually beginning to like silent films. This book has already taught me so much!
This is available to watch on YouTube. They don't have this movie on Netflix. You can watch the entire movie right now!