A special screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s epic recreation of the events that led to the storming of the Winter Palace in October 1917. Price includes lecture from Ian Christie @ 7.30pm
Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
Lecture by Ian Christie @ 7.30PM
October Screening @ 8.30PM
October was only his third feature film, yet Eisenstein had already distinguished himself as a master among Russian montage filmmakers.
Eisenstein declared that editing was the soul of cinema, arguing that the juxtaposition of shots – not the shots themselves – gave moving images their meaning, and that actors were props used to serve that meaning.
As Shira Kizirian writes, “in October Eisenstein eschews traditional protagonists, further developing what he called the “mass–epical” – in which the masses rather than an individual hero drive events. For a time, the star–driven Hollywood film had a significant rival. The proletariat was ready for its close–up.”