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Journalism & Communication
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1 Complete Name: Professor: Course: Date of Submission: How does film take on authority? How does film create an illusion about real events? Consider the montage theory of filmmaking and discuss issues that result from cinematic re-creations. Apply these questions to the film Battleship Potemkin.
Director Sergei Eisenstein thought beyond the typical box of intending to bring across mere entertainment and art that registers to mind with common fashion. It occurs as if a rare mutiny of a crew against their officers demonstrates a challenge to shift the normal course of a national timeline from an object of faint dark memory to one of haunting suspicion. In paying tribute, thus, to the party or side of event which he thought deserved justice, Eisenstein came up with a project of revolution rather than “The Battleship Potemkin” in the usual outfit of a remarkable silent film. More than focusing on the aspect of commemoration and chronology, Eisenstein may be recognized to have employed an editing technique that could generate a subject of moving power. Accordingly, the director renders “The Battleship Potemkin” to take on authority by engaging his audience into a stream of perception that could not seem to help impact feelings and ideology in the viewing process. Despite the total absence of voice from each character involved, the film manages to convey its potential through the musical score or the choice of orchestrated sound effects which suitably fit individual acts from a wide range of tempo and intensity. ...
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