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Battleship Potemkin (1295) Russian

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1925

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75 min – view video trailer

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Starring: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsy, Grigori Aleksandrov

IMDB 8.1 / Amazon 4.3 / MRQE 86% / Tomatometer 100%

Genres: Drama, History, War, Foreign

Oscars: pre-Oscars

Ranked #36 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. IMDB 8.1 rating from over 23,573 users

For eight decades, Sergei Eisenstein s 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time. Yet each successive generation has seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN subjected to censorship and recutting, its unforgettable power diluted in unauthorized public domain editions from dubious sources. (now  it has been restored!) Amazon 4.3 stars from over 98 users

The film’s centerpiece is staged on the Odessa Steps, where in 1905 the Czar’s Cossacks methodically shot down rioters and innocent bystanders alike. To Eisenstein, this single bloody incident was the crucible of the successful 1917 Bolshevik revolution, and the result was the “Odessa Steps sequence,” which is often considered the most famous sequence ever filmed; it is certainly one of the most imitated, perhaps most overtly by Brian De Palma in The Untouchables (1987). Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer 100% Audience 85%

MRQE 86% from over 44 reviews

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Gold Rush (1925) Rereleased (1942)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1925

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Rereleased with sound (1942)

95 min – view video trailer

Director: Charles Chaplin
Writer: Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Oscars: pre-Oscars – rerelease nominated for 2, won 0

IMDB 8.3 / Amazon 4.3 / MRQE 93% / Decent Films A

Ranked #39 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

The Tramp goes the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. IMDB 8.3 rating from over 31,710 users

eorgia Hale), but it seems impossible that she could ever notice him. The Gold Rush is one of Chaplin’s simplest, loveliest features; and despite its high comedy, it never strays far from Chaplin’s keen grasp of loneliness. In 1942, Chaplin reedited the film and added music and his own narration for a successful rerelease. Amazon 4.3 stars from over 69 users

City Lights might be Chaplin’s most exquisite achievement, but he never made a funnier or more beloved film than his own personal favorite, The Gold Rush. Read full Decent Films review (rated A, Superior artistic-entertainment for Kids & Up)

MRQE 93% from over 39 reviews

Notes: originally released before the Oscars – the sound version was nominated for 2 Oscars

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