Battleship Potemkin (music by Oleg Karavaichuk)

Battleship Potemkin (music by Oleg Karavaichuk)

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Attention! This DVD has music score by composer Oleg Karavaichuk. It does not have Dmitry Shostakovich's score.

The cinematographic music is basically of a secondary and illustrative nature, thus succumbing the director's will power and the producer's tastes. Exceptions are rare, and they happen when both a director and a composer are equally gifted and artistically empowered. In this case, the emotional resonance effect is evoked, and the impression of the movie is intensified repeatedly. As example, there can be named such duets as Peter Greenway and Michael Nyman, Grigory Kozintsev and Dmitry Shostakovich, Federico Fellini and Nino Rota.

The music to the Sergey Eisenstein movie "Battleship Potemkin", composed by famous and mysterious Oleg Karavaichuk, is of the same nature. The composer's unique style armed the movie to the extent where it is for the first time unexpectedly up-to-date.

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.

Based on the historical events, the movie tells the story of a riot at the battleship Potemkin. What started as a protest strike when the crew was given rotten meat for dinner ended in a riot. The sailors raised the red flag and tried to ignite the revolution in their home port Odessa.

Eisenstein was a revolutionary artist, but at the genius level. Not wanting to make a historical drama, Eisenstein used visual texture to give the film a newsreel-look so that the viewer feels he is eavesdropping on a thrilling and politically revolutionary story.

Bomba-Piter Inc. catalog # DVDMAN 037-14

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