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(BBC)   Uncensored version of 1925 film 'Battleship Potemkin' to premiere. No word on hot babushka doll-on-babushka doll action   ( divider line
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2004-12-30 10:52:18 AM  
The Ukraine is NOT veak!
2004-12-30 10:54:00 AM  
I'd be much more impressed with Sergei's technique if they didn't actually have to shoot the guy to get that shot (no pun intended).

/things were tough in those days of Soviet cinema!
2004-12-30 11:03:24 AM  
Brazil pays homage(rips off to the lay people) the stair scene better than anything else.

Saw it with non-movie buff friends and said "Cool", they were like "Hunh?"
2004-12-30 11:03:34 AM  
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Displacement: 12,840 metric tons
Length: 379 feet
Beam: 73 feet
Draught: 27 feet maximum
Powerplant: 2 steam engines, 10600 hp
Speed: 16,65 knots max
Fuel Capacity: coal 670 tons normal, 1100 tons maximum
Range: 3000 sea miles at 9 knots.
Armament: 4x12 in, 40 cal; 6x12 in, 45 cal; 5 submerged torpedo tubes.
Protection: belt 178-229 mm, deck 38-63 mm, conning tower 229 mm, turrets 254 mm, casemates 127 mm.
Complement: 28 officers and 778 men

She was known as Kniaz Potemkin Tavritcheski, then the provisional government changed her name to Pantelimon, then she was finally re-christened Boretz Za Svobodu by the Socialist Government. In most contemporary accounts, the ship is referred to as Kniaz P. Tavritcheski. My theory is that Potmkin was just the easiest of the name to pronounce. In case you are wondering, Kniaz P. Tavritcheski was a Field Marshal under Catherine the Great.
2004-12-30 11:44:07 AM  
So when can I get it from bitorrent?
2004-12-30 12:33:52 PM  
Why is it you ALWAYS have to wait for the unedited version with the bonus scenes! ! !
2004-12-30 12:35:00 PM  
Maybe someday Star Wars will be reconstructed to its original condition.

/Han shot first
2004-12-30 12:56:47 PM  

Id, just like to say the User Friendly rules.

That is all.

/former ISP employee
2004-12-30 12:57:52 PM  
The poster is gloopi the poster is gloopi...neener neener.
2004-12-30 01:25:55 PM  
babushka is the scarf that old ladies wear on their heads (or at least that's what my Polish grandmother refers to as Babushka).

Mmm, hot scarf on scarf sex...
2004-12-30 01:33:37 PM  
Saw this film in school. Loved it; can't wait to see this version.
2004-12-30 01:43:25 PM  
The unedited version includes the classic "You talkin' to me?" scene where that mutinous sailor challenges the first officer's authority.
2004-12-30 01:44:36 PM  
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2004-12-30 01:49:08 PM  

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Matryoshka nesting doll:
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Two different things.

2004-12-30 01:49:36 PM  
Uncensored version of 1925 film 'Battleship Potemkin' to premiere

but will it play in Peoria?

('cause it's sure as shiate won't be in PHOENIX any time soon... stupid stupid red state -irony not included)
2004-12-30 01:50:16 PM  
" soviet Union, movie watches YOU!"
/obligatory Yakoff

The basic concept of this film would not be out of place today, a movie made int he same spirit would be very powerful, still. As would one on the Port Chicago mutiny.
2004-12-30 03:27:41 PM  
Michael Moore is the Eisenstein for the modern American left: Fat and stupid.
2004-12-30 05:26:43 PM  

But dosen't that describe Rush Limbaugh for the American Right?

I think both sides are nowhere as good as they once were, just saying.
2004-12-30 05:27:48 PM  
"2004-12-30 03:27:41 PM

Michael Moore is the Eisenstein for the modern American left: Fat and stupid."

Ha, ha he so fat! You so insightful crazybob. So fresh and introspective... I never would have thought of that, Michael Moore fat and being equated with the left.
2004-12-30 05:42:12 PM  
This is the worst movie ever. NEVER EVER WATCH IT. It seriously made me want to cry. I just left my film class afterwards and tried to drop it... just... dont.
2004-12-30 06:23:31 PM  
Aleksandr Nevsky is better than Battleship Potemkin

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Mideval battles - old school
2004-12-30 10:19:00 PM  
zappaisfrank: i didn't think that was a guy

roikuro: it was a milestone in cinema history, but yeah, i'd hate to have to sit through it all again. it's absolutely tedious apart from the odessa sequence.
2004-12-31 12:01:48 AM  
Is that really grandmother doll on grandmother doll action you want there... you little sukinsin headline author?
2004-12-31 01:46:58 AM  

Points for the Guilty Gear reference. /applauds
2004-12-31 01:48:08 AM  
/plays as Ky or Baiken
2004-12-31 03:27:11 AM  
Considering the big buildup of 'Potemkin' by movie historians, I was pretty much disappointed when I saw it. The Odessa Steps sequence was OK, but the rest of the movie was pretty dreary.

Personally, the one silent Soviet movie from the period I do like is 'Man With a Movie Camera' by Dziga Vertov. Basically, it's a non-narrative 'film poem' with lots of movement that seemed decades ahead of it's time...
2004-12-31 10:32:06 PM  
RaioActive Ape stole my thunder.

Only a sense of duty (film student, consumer of propaganda) can get you through Battleship Potemkin*. The silly Camera angles/zooming/close-ups are exasperating and contrived.

"Alexander Nevsky", though campy, is (well shot) wholesome action adventure fun. Better than 90% of current hollyweird tripe. It was also a fairly complete prediction of the future that awaited both Russia and Germany.

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*Or maybe some good weed
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