Thursday, 10 November 2016

Soviet Montage

The concept of Soviet Montage

The Odessa Steps and Its Descendants 

 You can see how the clip shown below from Battleship Potemkin influenced a series of films here

Odessa Steps clip: Battleship Potemkin (1925) 


When trying to source the clip below, the closest I could get to the original was a russian language version of this clip from Youtube. However, since there is very little dialogue you can see how this film was influenced by the film Battle Potemkin.

the entire film of Battleship Potemkin can be viewed here for free

The Stairway Shootout - The Untouchables (8/10) Movie CLIP (1987)


The odessa steps scene even influenced the film The Naked Gun.

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (7/10) 

 The Kuleshov Effect is a film editing effect demonstrated by Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov in the 1910s and 1920s. It is a mental phenomenon by which viewers derive more meaning from the interaction of two sequential shots than from a single shot in isolation.

Hitchcock Explains the Kuleshov Effect




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