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Analysis of techniques used in "Battleship Potemkin"

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´╗┐HUM/150 WEEK TWO BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN HUM/150 WEEK TWO BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN Robert Bowie Holland HUM/150 August 8, 2012 Terri Shurtleff ________________ HUM/150 WEEK TWO BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN 1. How does the cinematography positively or negatively affect your opinion of this film? The cinematography had a positive affect on the way I viewed this film, as a silent film, cinematography played a key role in getting the story across to the viewer. Facial expression and body language were also a must have for this type of film in order to help convey the story line to the viewers. ...read more.


In one scene it shows hundreds of citizens some angry, some sad, some just curious, all uniting at the docks to view their fallen comrade, this shot was used to get those same responses from the audiences at that given time and moment. 1. How does the use of sound affect your perception of the film? The only sound to this film was the music, there was no street sounds, horns gun fire, cannon explosions, dishes clattering people muttering about, or ship sounds only only the body language and facial expressions and captions, and music used to convey that emotions of that particular moment and time in each scene. ...read more.


as sadness, anger, hope, unity, triumph, victory and I felt it helped me to understand exactly what was taking place through out the movie. 1. How does the editing of the film affect your perception of the film? I thought they did a great job in editing the film so that it could be easily understood by the audience. For that time and era, it was an excellent job, which allowed me as the viewer to see the events unfold as they happened, with the articulation needed to understand the storyline. ...read more.

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Although I can offer comment on the answers to the questions, it is difficult to know how to grade this assignment, because I am uncertain what the criteria for the assignment are. To my mind, the answers are a bit brief and they show little awareness of the historical importance of Eisenstein's theories on film in general and on editing in particular. 1 to 2 stars max.

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