Vasili nikandrov in october ten days that shook the world 1927. Made ten years after the events and edited in eisensteins soviet montage style, it reenacts in celebratory terms several key scenes from the revolution. Sep 07, 2014 and in 1928, eisenstein was met with his harshest criticism yet, upon the release of october. Eisensteins film traces developments from the february revolution until october 1917 and comments on events using montage sequences full of irony and emotion. Ten days that shook the world was the title john reed gave his remarkable book. Ten days that shook the world 1919 is a book by the american journalist and socialist john reed about the october revolution in russia in 1917, which reed experienced firsthand.
Eisenstein briefly abandoned this project to film october. Mar 25, 2019 this the trailer of a version of eisensteins film october 10 days that shook the world with an alternative soundtrack by marx, engels, lucifer the orig. Ten days that shook the world 1927 addeddate 20100606 05. Ten days that shook the world sergei eisenstein, 1928. Commissioned by the soviet authorities in 1928, ten days that shook the world is one of eisensteins best known experimental works as well as an exemplary showcase of soviet revolutionary ideology. Ten days that shook the world film product information. John reed died in 1920, shortly after the book was finished, and he is one of the few americans buried at the kremlin wall. Each 60 minute episode explores either one or two significant events from history through a combination of dramatisation, archive footage, and. Made ten years after the events and edited in eisensteins soviet montage style, it reenacts in. It is this moment that the soviet film director sergei eisenstein depicts in his famous film. Sergei eisensteins theories of montage are well known but often oversimplified. And in 1928, eisenstein was met with his harshest criticism yet, upon the release of october. Ten days that shook the world is replete with magnificent scenes of mass movement, with amazingly observed characters. Red wedge answers no, and we intend our soontobe released fourth issue as a way of insisting that this vision is still an urgent and necessary one.
Desyat dney kotorye potryasli mir is a 1928 soviet silent propaganda film directed by grigori aleksandrov and sergei eisenstein. This the trailer of a version of eisensteins film october 10 days that shook the world with an alternative soundtrack by marx, engels, lucifer the orig. Ten days that shook the world 1928 in documentary style, events in petrograd are reenacted from the end of the monarchy in february of 1917 to the. The statue that once stood in moscow in front of the cathedral of christ the savior, was destroyed in the summer of 1918. Ten days that shook the world, in honour of the 10th anniversary of the revolution. The great film director sergei eisenstein based his film october ten days that shook the world on the american reporters work. This is also the title by which the film is known in the united states, given to it by distributors who presumably wished to capitalize on the reputation of reed. Classic dvds, dramas movies, foreign films videos, war, vintage, politics. In the meantime, we recognize and celebrate 1917 with eisensteins amazing and monumental october. October ten days that shook the world 1927 full cast. Lets face it, a movie like october, ten days that shook the world, sergei eisensteins propagandistic account of the 1917 russian revolution and the events leading up to it, is never going to appeal to a mainstream movie fan.
In 1928, sergei eisenstein filmed the book as october. October 1927 ten days that shook the world kerensky sequence duration. Released in 1928 when the revolution was close in the living memory of its. Netflix, subscription fees and the future of streaming. October ten days that shook the world 1927 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. John reeds ten days that shook the world represents one of the 20th centurys greatest politicalliterary achievements, being one of the first book length eyewitness accounts of the great russian october revolution. October ten days that shook the world 1928 movie youtube. Its value as propaganda can be debated, but october is incredibly dynamic as film art. Ten days that shook the world quotes showing 115 of 15 so, with the crash of artillery, in the dark, with hatred, and fear, and reckless daring, new russia was being. Eisenstein was commissioned by the young government to create a cinematic celebration of the bolshevik revolutions 10th anniversary. Ten days that shook the world is a soviet silent historical film directed by sergei eisenstein and grigori aleksandrov in 1928. The new hd version of eisensteins epic october is a testament to the restored film s ability to retain the spirit of the ten days that shook the world, despite its philistine truncation.
Commissioned by the soviet government to commemorate the tenth anniversary of that revolution, the film was originally released in 1928 as oktober in the soviet union, and later internationally as ten days that shook the world, borrowing from john reeds wellknown book on the revolution. One of the most famous productions by one of the soviet unions most important filmmakers, october was commissioned to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the october revolution. Days that shook the world is a british documentary television series that premiered on bbc two on 17 september 2003 and lasted for three series. October ten days that shook the world 1928 movie duration. October ten days that shook the world wexner center. These are the days on which political revolutions, technological breakthroughs, and sporting triumphs took place, and whose effects were felt. Even though this masterpiece was created in 1928 it will completely blow you. October is a supreme example of how an insurrectionary political will might be combined with an equally radical aesthetic program, and is being presented on the centenary of the ten days that shook the world. Eisensteins docudrama about the 1917 october revolution in russia. Next week, november 7, 2017 is the 100 years anniversary of the october revolution, november 7, 1917.
In 1967, granada television presented a featurelength version of the events narrated and essentially like the eisenstein work a new work with the same title by orson welles. The book was penned by john reed, a socialist journalist from the united states, who was the subject of the warren beatty movie, reds. Films that shook the world february 9april 21, 2018 sergei eisenstein 18981948 is regarded as one of the world s most creative, pioneering, and influential filmmakers and is among the most lauded figures in russias cultural history. By the time he was able to return to this film, the partys attitudes had changed and trotsky had fallen from grace. Ten days that shook the world to illustrate his ideas about montage. Ten days that shook the world by john reed penguin books 351 pages paperback. Actually, it is a dramatization about the 1917 october revolution commissioned for the tenth anniversary of the event. Commissioned by the soviet government to commemorate the tenth anniversary of that revolution, the film was originally released in 1928 as oktober in the soviet union, and later internationally as ten days that shook the world, borrowing from john reeds well. Grigori aleksandrov, sergei eisentein, 1928, 1h 42m. Its one of the most assured pieces of silent filmmaking ive ever seen, and its. The classic quip from a critic of the time was ten days that shook the world and a thousand bars that shook the eardrums. Anatovoveyenko leads the attack and signs the proclamation dissolving the provisional government.
It presents a wonderfully vivid and forceful description of the first days of the october revolution. October ten days that shook the world 1927 on imdb. We bring to the attention of our readers sergei eisensteins masterpiece. A day that shook the world recalls the days of the 20th century that proved to be eradefining and pivotal in the course of modern history. While the mensheviks vacillate, an advance guard infiltrates the palace. Its official status meant that eisenstein had great resources to hand as he recreated iconic events such as the storming of the winter palace. October ten days that shook the world 1927 release info. October ten days that shook the world 1928 rotten tomatoes. It is a celebratory dramatization of the 1917 october revolution commissioned for the tenth anniversary of the event. Idealistically, john reed agreed with lenin when he wrote ten days that shook the world. Better known as october andor ten days that shook the world this sergei eisenstein classic recreates the final days of the soviet revolution. Mar 24, 2009 october ten days that shook the world 1928 movie duration.
Desyat dney kotorye potryasli mir is a 1928 soviet silent historical film by sergei eisenstein and grigori aleksandrov. Ten days that shook the world 1928 leave a reply one of the first things you have to get out of the way when talking about this film is that its not a realistic depiction of russias revolutionary year of 1917. Presented in documentary style, this 1928 soviet silent film recreates the events in petrograd, beginning with the crumbling of the russian monarchy in. Beginning in february of 1917, a group of revolutionaries tears down the statue of tsar nicholas, the last emperor of russia. I dont understand what october could add to a persons film education that couldnt be gleaned by. October, or 10 days that shook the world sergei eisenstein. Ten days that shook the world 1928 directed by sergei eisenstein, grigori alexandrov. The film has also been known as ten days that shook the world, its release title in the u. It is not a mere enumeration of facts, nor a collection of documents, but a succession of scenes from life, so typical that any participant in the revolution.
Stormy was the allnight meeting of the petrograd soviet the 30th of october, at which i was present. October ten days that shook the world 1927 plot summary. Reed was a socialist himself and was working for a socialist newspaper when he went to russia to report on. Behold sergei eisenstein and grigori aleksandrovs acclaimed dramatization of the russian revolution that unfolded in october of 1917.
Ten days that shook the world is a 1928 soviet silent historical film by sergei eisenstein and grigori aleksandrov. The film itself chronicles the buildup and catharsis of the october revolution. With boris livanov, nikolay popov, vasili nikandrov, layaschenko. Ten days that shook the world has been ranked 2028 times, wins 46. Firstly, the film is released as october in the soviet union.
October ten days that shook the world chicago reader. Poster for the 1925 film, battleship potemkin, screening march 24, 2017 as part of the ten films that shook the world series. Reeds account was romantic, partisan and intensely personal. Review by alex miller john reeds classic account of the russian revolution of november 1917 isnt an attempt at largescale dispassionate historical analysis, but an eyewitness account of the bolsheviks rise to power penned on the spot or shortly afterwards by a sympathetic us socialist. By late october, the bolsheviks are ready to strike. In his film october eisenstein filmed the dismantling of the monument to the russian tsar alexander iii as the downfall of the monarchy.
October ten days that shook the world 1927 directed by. Ten days that shook the world is a compendium of eyewitness reporting and translated except for some illustrations source materials from this pivotal point in the russian revolution. A visually innovative world cinema classic, eisensteins october depicts the events that led up to the 1917 russian revolution and founding of the soviet state. Reed followed many of the prominent bolshevik leaders closely during his time in russia. The world thinks that the russian revolution is at an end. Presented in documentary style, this 1928 soviet silent film recreates the events in petrograd, beginning. October ten days that shook the world the loft cinema. A retelling of the the revolutionary events that rocked. In this video, i offer my interpretation of eisensteins film theory, drawing from his 1928 film october.
Ive been trying with every other movie on the list to be openminded, respectful, and i really do think that this was the attitude with which i approached october the third movie from sergei eisenstein on the list, but good grief am i sick of this guys shit. October ten days that shook the world 1928 drama, history 1 h 55 min nikolay popov, vasili nikandrov, layaschenko, chibisov directors. Sergei eisensteins ten days that shook the world 1928. Originally released as october in the soviet union, the film was reedited and released internationally as ten days that shook the world, after john reeds popular book on the revolution.
Featuring an introduction and post film panel discussion with professor douglas weiner. October ten days that shook the world oktyabr original title 1h 35min drama, history 24 september 1928 sweden a largescale view on the events of 1917 in russia, when the monarchy was overthrown. Ten days that shook the world marxists internet archive. While simplistic stereotypical characterizations keep the film from becoming involving on an emotional level, the spectacle and visuals are typically brilliant and. Movie info better known as october andor ten days that shook the world this sergei eisenstein classic recreates the final days of the soviet revolution.361 1192 579 1680 1370 1035 1473 595 1135 978 1480 491 950 202 1058 92 436 1484 308 886 1321 1365 1042 1238 677 571 1303 1151