The Mutiny In George Eisenstein's Film

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An insurgent film in form, in political justification and in topic, Eisenstein 's 1925 Soviet film spotlights its setting on naval mutiny in the Black sea, during the the unsuccessful 1905 revolution in regards to the mutiny between the ship’s crew members and the higher ranks. The films focuses on the various issues about the Russians in which led to the Communist Revolution. Infuriated with the wretched conditions and the maltreatment of crew members on board the shielded cruiser Potemkin, the ship 's loyal shipmen thinks about the impossible - revolt. Infuriated with the great savageries and wretched conditions of their officers and their maggot infested meat supply, the Potemkin’s shipmen thinks about the impossible - mutiny. The crew members along with Vakulinchuk, the mariners murder the ship 's officers in order to gain their freedom. After Vakulinchuk had been slaughtered, the general population of Odessa honor him as the image of their revolution. Tsarist…show more content…
From the incidents wherein maggots swarm the crew’s meat, physical and mental abuse and massacre of the Odessa citizens, the film helped shape the audience’s mind as to how they must react through their oppression and frustration. Generally, there is very little content aside from its aspect for propaganda but I believe that this was essential all throughout the film. I believe that morals is a key part of this film. One example would be how the film demonstrates how we must be philanthropic towards human beings. Potemkin was an educational film that instructs us, citizens how to effectively use propaganda. The propaganda must sway and influence the general audience as well as feel a connection towards the viewers and I believe that the film, Potemkin was successful in reaching this goal. Potemkin’s director Sergei Eisenstein figured out how to pierce through the core of foul play and social

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