October (Ten Days That Shook The World) (Silent)

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
October (Ten Days That Shook The World) (Silent)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1927
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Product Description:

Russian director Sergei Eisenstein's powerful retelling of the 1917 Russian Revolution, "October" is an acknowledged masterpiece in the use of editing, lighting, camera placement and mise-en-scene. An absolute must for any film connoisseurs collection.

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Description by Image Entertainment:

Russian director Sergei Eisenstein's powerful retelling of the 1917 Russian Revolution, "October" is an acknowledged masterpiece in the use of editing, lighting, camera placement and mise-en-scene. An absolute must for any film connoisseurs collection.

Plot Synopsis:

The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 is the background for this silent Russian classic and one of the best of early filmmaking history. The film is based on the book by American journalist John Reed and is narrated by Orson Welles.

Plot Keywords:

Politics | Silent | Vintage | War

Production Notes:

  • Shooting location: Moscow.
  • The famed scene of the horse falling off the drawbridge could be shot for only 20 minutes a day, on successive days, to avoid traffic tie-ups.
  • During shooting, it was difficult to get the extras to play Mensheviks, since all of the them wanted to play the victorious Bolsheviks.
  • A number of the extras assaulting the Winter Palace were repeating their behavior from the actual event.
  • Eisenstein based the scene of demonstrators being dispersed from the Nevsky Prospect on his eyewitness account of the event.
  • Since Trotsky had become persona non grata, Stalin forced Eisenstein to remove all evidence of his existence from the film, requiring five months of recutting.
  • A few of the extras were provided with live rounds rather than blanks, and the resultant accidents provoked observers to claim that the film shoot was more violent than the original, nearly bloodless coup.

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  • UPC: 014381457629
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