Archive footage from Potemkin (1925), with English dialogue dubbed in by American actors, is combined with new footage to tie together the brave stand of Odessa Russian guerrilla bands of ... See full summary »
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Production was stopped by Soviet officials in 1937. Sergei M. Eisenstein had spent two years filming and had up to three different completed versions. The footage that had been shot up to that point was taken to a film storage vault, which was destroyed in a German bombing raid during the war. The film was alleged to have also been destroyed at this time; however, the government is thought to have destroyed it earlier on. Eisenstein, though, saved two frames from the beginning and end of all of his shots and in the mid-'60s these were put together according to script, story board and notes for a 31-minute reconstruction of film stills. See more »
I agree with the other user comment I have read on this film:May have been Eisenstein´s best film!!
I saw the reconstruction of this film on the Criterion Collection dvd set Eisenstein: The sound years.The photography is fantastic and I think it would have been a masterpiece but it was destroyed.It could be a bit confusing to follow the story in the reconstruction(it´s something about 30 minutes long)but it´s still very interesting.
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