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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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Frankland Lecture Theatre

Lancaster University

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You are warmly invited to join the Department of History for a screening of Sergei Eisenstien’s classic Battleship Potemkin on 7th November 2017 – the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

Amongst the number of ground-breaking films released in the early years of the Soviet Union, Sergei Eisenstien’s 1925 Battleship Potemkin stands out as a cinematic masterpiece. Its depiction of the 1905 ‘revolution’ in Russia served as an inspirational means to consolidate the Soviet regime in the years following the 1917 October Revolution and the Russian Civil War. Eisenstein’s use of new cinematic techniques including montage have become entrenched in cinematography to this day, and have inspired generations of directors. The famous ‘Odessa Steps’ scene is an integral part of film history that has been homages in films ranging from The Godfather through to Naked Gun.

The film will be introduced by a short talk by Professor Michael Hughes, and will be followed with a wine reception.

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