October

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October

  • 1928 ----- b & w ----- 101 min ----- 16mm
  • (Directed by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Alexandrov, photographed by Eduoard Tisse) This version of the beginnings of the Revolution remains the purest example of what Eisenstein called "ideological montage." The story was not treated as history--there are obvious omissions and distortions--but as a political cartoon. Yet the film emerges as a hymn to the Russian people as individuals. Originally released in a highly edited version as Ten Days That Shook the World, this is the original version. Produced from original 35mm materials imported from the Soviet Union with music by Dmitri Shostakovich. (English titles; musical soundtrack)
  • Topics: (History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Motion Pictures: Features, War and Peace)