Music Stories: December 21st (1925)

No Symphonic Easy Listening: "The Battleship Potemkin"

Martin Geck †
Martin Geck †

As part of the Brussels World's Fair in 1958, 117 film historians were asked to name the best film of all time. 100 of them gave the number one spot to Sergei Eisenstein's silent film The Battleship Potemkin. Following the Berlin premiere in April 1926, Walter Benjamin wrote: "Potemkin is a great film and a rare achievement. There is enough bad tendentious art around. Such works seek only to provoke, counting on worn out reflexes and clichés. This film, however, is set...

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