A masterpiece of editing and symbolism or an overrated spectacle? The answer is yes. If you watch the chopped up and slowed down versions that have been circulating for decades you may feel that the praise for Potemkin is undeserved. The restored, re-scored version is a revelation. See it.
One of the most famous silent films ever made, one that gets shown time and again in art history classes. Yet, most of us have never seen it in its original form. Decades of censorship, re-editing and other tinkering have resulted in a slow, disjointed motion picture. Now that it has been restored, prepare yourself for a revelation.
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