History Film / TheBattleshipPotemkin

30th Nov '16 5:47:03 PM lakingsif
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* OdessaSteps: The original.
30th Nov '16 5:44:44 PM lakingsif
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Although most of the events in the movie are BasedOnAGreatBigLie, the film itself is considered a masterpiece of direction and cinematography, and is often ranked among the greatest films of all time. The "Odessa steps" sequence has become one of the most famous [[StockShoutOut Stock Shout Outs]] of all time.

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Although most of the events in the movie are BasedOnAGreatBigLie, the film itself is considered a masterpiece of direction and cinematography, and is often ranked among the greatest films of all time. The "Odessa steps" "OdessaSteps" sequence has become one of the most famous [[StockShoutOut Stock Shout Outs]] of all time.
28th Nov '16 12:33:54 PM jamespolk
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* RepeatCut: The UrExample and TropeMaker. Used several times, as when the sailors are being huddled up on the deck for execution.

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* RepeatCut: The UrExample and TropeMaker. Used several times, as when the sailors are being huddled up on the deck for execution.execution, or when the mother on the Odessa steps reacts to being shot.
28th Nov '16 12:33:09 PM jamespolk
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Although most of the events in the movie are BasedOnAGreatBigLie, the film itself is considered a masterpiece of direction and cinematography, and is often ranked among the greatest films of all time.

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Although most of the events in the movie are BasedOnAGreatBigLie, the film itself is considered a masterpiece of direction and cinematography, and is often ranked among the greatest films of all time. The "Odessa steps" sequence has become one of the most famous [[StockShoutOut Stock Shout Outs]] of all time.



* BabyCarriage: The earliest, most famous use of one in cinema, and thus the TropeMaker.

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* BabyCarriage: The earliest, most famous use of one in cinema, and thus the TropeMaker.TropeMaker. (Not the UrExample, though, as a baby carriage is used for comedy in slapstick film ''Film/TheCurtainPole'' in 1909.)



** Not that easy. The poor conditions aboard the ship are shown in detail and the conditions are likely the same all over, and moreover the firing squad takes place at such a delay that it was likely enough.
** RealLife fact: Joseph Goebbels said that this film was the greatest propaganda film ever, and that "if a man with no strong political motivations saw it, he might well walk out a convinced Bolshevik". Which is pretty awesome, [[ValuesDissonance coming from Hitler's Minister of Propaganda...]] Also, the film was banned in the U.K. until the 1950s, due to fears that it might incite a working class rebellion -- high praise when you consider that that's exactly what the film is ''supposed'' to do.



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* {{Montages}}{{Montages}}: Made Eisenstein famous. The most distinctive one in this film shows three shots of three stone lions that pop up consecutively, making a stone lion appear to rise up.



* TheMutiny

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* TheMutinyTheMutiny: The sailors of the Potemkin rise up and take their ship.



* NoEnding: Eisenstein doesn't tell us what eventually happened to the ship; the mutineers sailed to Romania and handed the ship over to the Romanian government.

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* NoEnding: Eisenstein doesn't tell us what eventually happened to the ship; it simply sails through the other ships of the Black Sea fleet as the sailors on those ships cheer. In RealLife the mutineers sailed to Romania and handed the ship over to the Romanian government.



* RepeatCut: The UrExample and TropeMaker.

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* RepeatCut: The UrExample and TropeMaker. Used several times, as when the sailors are being huddled up on the deck for execution.



* SplashOfColor: While not DeliberatelyMonochrome because color photography simply was not available, the ''Potemkin'' flew a red flag that was colored in frame by frame.
* StockShoutOut: The staircase sequence has been referenced in so many films, including ''StarWars'', that it would be redundant to list them all. If there is a scene with a group of soldiers marching in unison up or down a staircase, it's safe to assume that's what it is. In Italy, if you mention this movie, the answer you'll get is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantozzi_(film) "Fantozzi".]]'' In the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_secondo_tragico_Fantozzi second installment]] of said movie series, the titular WhiteCollarWorker, Ugo Fantozzi, is forced, alongside his colleagues, to watch (a much longer [[LawyerFriendlyCameo parody-named]] version of) the movie as a "routine ritual" demanded by his boss. The famous scene from the movie is when the protagonist snaps and yells, "To me... Battleship Kotiomkin... is nothing but crazy bullshit!". Then the [[LemonyNarrator narrator]] - Fantozzi himself in first person - remarks [[MundaneMadeAwesome in an "epic" tone:]] "Ninety-two minutes of applause ensued". ([[HilarityEnsues And hilarity ensued, too]].)
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* SplashOfColor: While not DeliberatelyMonochrome because color photography simply was not available, the The ''Potemkin'' flew a red flag that was colored in frame by frame.
* StockShoutOut: The staircase sequence has been referenced in so many films, including ''StarWars'', that it would be redundant to list them all. If there is VehicleTitle: It's a scene with a group of soldiers marching in unison up or down a staircase, it's safe to assume that's what it is. In Italy, if you mention this movie, the answer you'll get is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantozzi_(film) "Fantozzi".]]'' In the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_secondo_tragico_Fantozzi second installment]] of said movie series, the titular WhiteCollarWorker, Ugo Fantozzi, is forced, alongside his colleagues, to watch (a much longer [[LawyerFriendlyCameo parody-named]] version of) the movie as a "routine ritual" demanded by his boss. The famous scene from the movie is when the protagonist snaps and yells, "To me... Battleship Kotiomkin... is nothing but crazy bullshit!". Then the [[LemonyNarrator narrator]] - Fantozzi himself in first person - remarks [[MundaneMadeAwesome in an "epic" tone:]] "Ninety-two minutes of applause ensued". ([[HilarityEnsues And hilarity ensued, too]].)
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28th Nov '16 3:21:07 AM jamespolk
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* DastardlyVillain: The officers of the Potemkin. The XO is literally twirling his mustache as he orders the sailors put under the tarp for execution.

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* DastardlyVillain: DastardlyWhiplash: The officers of the Potemkin. The XO is literally twirling his mustache as he orders the sailors put under the tarp for execution.
28th Nov '16 1:03:07 AM jamespolk
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* DastardlyVillain: The officers of the Potemkin. The XO is literally twirling his mustache as he orders the sailors put under the tarp for execution.
28th Nov '16 12:40:18 AM jamespolk
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* BlatantLies: Smirnov, the ship's doctor, who inspects a hunk of meat full of crawling maggots and proclaims the maggots "dead fly larvae."
17th May '16 9:59:10 AM WanderingTedium
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* RepeatCut

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* RepeatCutRepeatCut: The UrExample and TropeMaker.
5th Nov '15 10:13:04 AM nombretomado
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* SinisterMinister: That Moses-looking guy on the ship is an exaggerated version of an [[OrthodoxChristianity Russian Orthodox]] priest and is meant to show how religion is used to support the status quo and reinforce authority. While the film didn't focus on it, an obligatory anti-religion comment would be unavoidable.

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* SinisterMinister: That Moses-looking guy on the ship is an exaggerated version of an [[OrthodoxChristianity [[UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity Russian Orthodox]] priest and is meant to show how religion is used to support the status quo and reinforce authority. While the film didn't focus on it, an obligatory anti-religion comment would be unavoidable.
18th Oct '15 4:50:57 AM eroock
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