May Day blog: “The Battleship Potemkin” by Sergei Eisenstein


It’s May Day, comrades! International Workers’ Day!



For today, one of my special favorites: “The Battleship Potemkin,” directed by Sergei Eisenstein. This is a long YouTube clip – over an hour – but it’s the whole movie. It has everything: pathos, heroism, death, revolution, and a happy ending. And Alexander Antonov, who plays the rebellious sailor Vakulinchuk, is adorable. And this version uses Shostakovich for background music yet.



Unite, my brothers and sisters!






About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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