Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It was...

                                 Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн

Sergei Eisenstein, the Russian film director (whom I'd never heard of) who was named as one of the Russian Greats in the opening ceremony at Sochi.

15 Comments:

Blogger Eurodog said...

Ah, yes!

8:54 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Do you know of him ED?

9:15 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

Come on WW of course you have - Battleship Potemkin at the very least.....

9:15 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Means nothing to me KL...

9:17 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

Oh dear. Film critics would excoriate you!!!

9:33 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

Mind you, it is a bit before your time.....

9:33 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Is it good KL?

9:44 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

One to put on your list of ten best movies.

10:59 am  
Blogger Angus said...

You can get them all on DVD - Potemkin,Oktober and Ivan the Terrible - at the film shop in the NFT on the South Bank.

5:22 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Is Potemkin the best, Angus?

5:31 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Is Potemkin the best, Angus?

5:31 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

It's the one that, shall we say, made his name. It's a bit propagandist ( lots of heroic sailors and villainous officers) but for it's time it was amazing

12:13 pm  
Anonymous Mr Eurodog - still going strong said...

In my opinion Eisenstein's best movie is Aleksander Nevsky with it's truly amazing musical score by Prokoviev.

10:00 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hello Mr ED - glad to hear you're still going strong! Thank you for your recommendation. I'll try to get hold of it.

11:38 am  
Anonymous Portinari said...

Glad tha we old fogies have been able to help you, Dear Whisperer.
At least I presume that those to whom Eisenstein's name resonated are Old Fogies. At least I am and glad of it.

5:12 pm  

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