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Battleship Potemkin


Revolution is war.  Of all the wars known in history it is the only lawful, rightful, just, and truly great war ...  In Russia this war has been declared and begun. /Lenin, 1905./  {epigraph}

The spirit of mutiny swept the land. A tremendous, mysterious process was taking place in countless hearts: bonds of fear were being broken, the individual personality ... become conscious of itself, became dissolved in the mass, and the mass itself became dissolved in the revolutionary élan. (From Trotsky’s 1905, ch. 18). {epigraph Eisenstein originally proposed}

Before (source Wikipedia: "Potempkin Uprising")

Battleship Potemkin

After (source Wikipedia: "Potempkin Uprising")

Historical Context (sources Wikipedia, Encyclopedia of Marxism)

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