Eisenstein

Battleship Potempkin contains a scene commonly known as Odessa Steps scene, in which the local people are chased down the flights of stairs in order to get away from the guards. The scene is shot from multiple directions and in multiple ways in order to gain shots from the feet running down to a mother looking in shock as people run over her young boy who has just been shot down. The sudden change in dramatic music adds to the rush and hurry of the scene and creates a faster and higher tension rhythm. This sudden change is something that I would like to have a look at exploring when editing our film. The different shots of feet also, inspired me to look at this film.

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