Monday, 15 October 2012

October: Ten Days That Shook The World (1928) FULL VERSION



October: Ten Days That Shook the World is a Soviet silent film premiered in 1928 by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov. It is celebratory celebration of the 1917 October Revolution.
October was one of two films commisioned by the Soviet government to honour the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution. Eisenstein was chosen to head the project due to the international success he had achieved with the Battleship Potemkin in 1925. Nikolai Povoisky, one of the trioka who led the storming of the Winter Palace was responsible for the commission. The scene of the storming was based more on the 1920 re-enactment involving Vladimir Lenin and thousands of Red Guards, witnessed by 100,000 spectators, that the original occasion, which was far less photogenic. This scene is notable because it became the legitimate, historical depiction of the Winter Palace owing to the lack of print or film documenting the actual event, which led historians and filmakers to use Eisensten's recreation. This illustrates October's success as a propoganda film.

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