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(BBC)   Uncensored version of 1925 film 'Battleship Potemkin' to premiere. No word on hot babushka doll-on-babushka doll action   ( news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2004-12-30 07:28:52 AM  
Too bad Brian De Palma completely ripped off the best part of that movie with his stair sequence in the Untouchables.

Battleship Potemkin is an awesome flick. If you have never seen it, I would highly recommend it!!
2004-12-30 07:35:57 AM  
Since it was so good in its edited version I can't wait to see how it is without the censorship. A definite must for you film fans that haven't seen it yet.
2004-12-30 07:37:55 AM  
As many times as I've seen Potemkin, it will be VERY interesting to see this restored cut.
2004-12-30 07:40:27 AM  
Too bad Brian De Palma completely ripped off the best part of that movie with his stair sequence in the Untouchables.

De Palma has ripped off Hitchcock many more times than he has Eisenstein.
2004-12-30 07:42:45 AM  
what is Battleship Pokemon all about??

I just thought it was a board game and a card game...

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2004-12-30 07:47:24 AM  
CineKal true.

De Palma is a horrible director. All he does is pay homage to steal from other directors.
2004-12-30 07:48:19 AM  

Too bad Brian De Palma completely ripped off the best part of that movie with his stair sequence in the Untouchables.

There's a difference between ripping off and paying homage. But yeah...Brian De Palma licks nuts.
2004-12-30 07:50:56 AM  

haha... beat you to it. ; )

I have a feeling since this got the greenlight, I'm in for some serioous flaming for my last few comments. awww fark it. i still think i am right.

De Palma is a hack
2004-12-30 07:52:05 AM  
So does this mean that I'm just "paying homage" to the IRS?

2004-12-30 07:54:44 AM  
Son of a biatch. I thought I was faster than that.

I don't think he's a hack, exactly...I just don't really like a lot of his films (althouh I do like some).

I think I was trying to make the point, though, that "paying homage"/"ripping off" other directors doesn't bother me, but then again, fark Brian De Palma.
2004-12-30 07:58:18 AM  
I'd like to see the unedited version. The editied cut was great.
2004-12-30 08:00:58 AM  
I'd like to see the unedited version. The editied cut was great.

I agree. I loved this movie the first time I saw it. Being a film major, I've now seen it or clips of it like 298230894 times. It'll be cool to see the new version.

On the Brian De Palma threadjack:
Okay, I just looked at his catalogue and noticed that the only movies of his I like are between 1976 and 1984. Of course, I haven't seen all his movies outside that spectrum, but I'm going to pull a Fark and declare that all his other movies are shiat, he peaked in that time period, and nyah nyah nyah. STFU.
2004-12-30 08:21:11 AM  
I dig some of De Palma's early work too, Sisters, Phantom of the Paradise, and there is a special place in my heart for Blow Out. Scarface was all Pacino, De Palma just sat back and watched.

/threadjacking contribution
2004-12-30 08:31:41 AM  
Sergei Eisenstein. Better than Michael Moore. Not as good as Leni Riefenstahl.
2004-12-30 08:35:32 AM  
Phear got to it first. I thought it said Pokemon too when I looked at the headline. Been staying up too late playing KOTOR2. Must go to bed early tonight.. yeah, right.

You sank my Pikachu!
2004-12-30 08:36:38 AM  
I can't wait to see Boba Fett and Jabba in it! I've always read that they were originally in the script.
2004-12-30 08:37:37 AM  
The best part is when the sailors are sitting down for chow, and all the meat has maggots and flies in it.. pretty grotesque. The stair sequence is one of many great things about this film...

use of location shooting
use of moving camera
breakthrough of montage editing
repeating of actions out of sequence (ie: plate breaking)
2004-12-30 08:38:43 AM  
Looks like a cool movie. You just don't see acting ilke this anymore.

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2004-12-30 08:40:02 AM  
I heard a rumor on Ain't it Cool for a Fatguy News, that george Lucas restored this version, which means in a key scene, Greedo shoots first.
2004-12-30 08:41:28 AM  
Carlito's Way rocked hard. So suck it, De Palma haters.
2004-12-30 08:43:43 AM  
Yay Battlechimp Potemkin!!! Go jammers!!!

/obscure shadowfist,feng shui rpg thing.
2004-12-30 08:48:37 AM  
That's "matryoshka doll," you dummy.

Babushka-to-babushka action? {{{shivering at the thought}}}
2004-12-30 08:52:26 AM  

What's wrong? Not into hot granny-on-granny action?
2004-12-30 09:14:36 AM  
This version will have all of the restored footage of Jar-Jar in it.
2004-12-30 09:15:45 AM  
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2004-12-30 09:15:59 AM  
Can't they dub it or something? It's hard to listen to two hours of ragtime piano.
2004-12-30 09:16:05 AM  
pffff, that guy has nothing on chip zanuff or ky [ten points for refrence.]
2004-12-30 09:18:10 AM  
Potemkin? I usually play as Jam. Sometimes Ky (or Robo-Ky).

/Guilty Gear
2004-12-30 09:18:15 AM  
Debauched and Merovech beat me to it, Babushka is Ruski for grandmother...yarg!


/know 10 russian words at most, those are two of them
2004-12-30 09:19:59 AM  
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"I'm in a movie?"
2004-12-30 09:27:10 AM  
bogeyb beat me to it.
2004-12-30 09:27:19 AM  
Merovech: ha, no, not really.

So, back to the film... they've added back the Trotskyite messages, fine and dandy. As a historical piece, I'll watch it at some point, though I suspect that it will remain the laughably bad, overbearingly hateful cartoon that it always has been.

Flipper: LOL.
2004-12-30 09:36:47 AM  
This is great news for a really cool movie.
2004-12-30 09:38:21 AM  

2004-12-30 09:41:06 AM  
One of the all-time greats, and a must-see for film buffs.
2004-12-30 09:43:49 AM  
advres -- everybody rips off the stairs scene.
2004-12-30 09:51:07 AM  
Show this movie to our military personnel, then let them decide what actions to take.
And it was a great movie.
2004-12-30 09:52:09 AM  
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2004-12-30 09:55:10 AM  
I hear in this one Rose keeps the Cort de Mar and Jack lives.
2004-12-30 10:03:25 AM  
I took film studies in college, and that was one of the movies we saw. Back then, film was at a premium so they had to make the most out of every frame. Thus modern film editing was born, I think it was Sergei Eisenstein (?)
2004-12-30 10:05:47 AM  
They are not "babushka" dolls.

Also, wouldnt it be "hot doll in doll" action?
2004-12-30 10:12:48 AM  
Excellent film...I've had it on video for years, but it was the edited "insert contemporary propgaganda here" versions.
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The guy with the bloody face and broken glasses is as memorable an image as the shadow of Nosferatu creeping up the steps in silhouette....awesome!

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/silent movies rule!
2004-12-30 10:24:34 AM  

Ah, fark, that's what happens when I don't recheck with a separate browser.

Burn, vabushka, burn, now mirrored
2004-12-30 10:26:13 AM  
For those who want to see the Userfriendly cartoon that aremmes was trying to link to: click here
and then refresh, to clear your browser cache.
2004-12-30 10:34:33 AM  
What an idiotic headline.
2004-12-30 10:42:30 AM  
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Somebody say Patinkin?
2004-12-30 10:42:59 AM  
You mean he made movies too?! As well as that E=mc2 thing? Pretty smart dood.

/Eh? What? Oh... nevermind.
2004-12-30 10:47:11 AM  
Don't drink the soup!
2004-12-30 10:50:08 AM  
I thought Shostakovich did the original score for this movie...

It just wont be the same movie without the hearing the haunting horn motif (10th symphony) during the meal, the famous marching music (7th symphony) during the odessa steps or the exciting tension (5th symphony) leading up to the climactic ending.

/can you tell i'm a shostakovich fan? to tell the truth, shostakovich is 95% of the reason i watched this movie in the first place
2004-12-30 10:50:38 AM  
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Money sh...oh nevermind...
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