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Response: October: Ten Days that Shook the World Arts Movie Review (Movie Review Sample)


Film: October: Ten Days That Shook the World (Eisenstein, 1927, 116m, Kanopy);
Man With a Movie Camera (Vertov, 1929, 68m, YouTube)
Readings: Sergei Eisenstein (excerpts from Film Form);
Annette Michelson, Introduction of Kino-Eye: The Writings of Dziga Vertov
Notes:: Montage Aesthetics notes, Man With a Movie Camera analysis
write a response that critically reflects on one or two of this weeks' films and readings, relating the film to the reading and specifically discussing the film's historical significance. Do not discuss every film or reading. Focus your response on one or two films and one or two readings. Your response should demonstrate your general understanding of the readings and the films in the historical context. Do not simply summarize the film/s. Rather, discuss how that film/s has contributed to the aesthetic and/or technical innovations in film history. Also, consider how each film reflects and influences its socio-political context. You must use proper citations for all sources in your response. Below are some questions to serve as generic prompts for reflection. You do not have to address all of these questions in your response.

What are the central arguments made by the films and/or the texts and how do they relate to each other?

What social, cultural, political, or historical issues are brought into focus in the films and how?

What themes emerge from the films or texts and how do they relate to the historical context?
Describe the aesthetics of the film and discuss how they contribute to the development of film language.
What role does this film play in the history of film in terms of its aesthetic, technological, and or socio-political contributions?


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Response: October: Ten Days that Shook the World
The film October: Ten Days That Shook The World is a historical depiction of the events that transpired in the Russian October Revolution of 1917. Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov directed the film. In 1917, Russia experienced two revolutions that eventually saw the end of the monarchy and the provisional government. The provisional government came into power with promise, but its capitalist inclinations led to its downfall. Lenin or Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov was the revolutionist who called for a different approach to life in Russia. Lenin was against the rule of the bourgeoisie and wanted a government that would be led by the proletariat. The film captures these events but in greater detail by showcasing how the monarchy fell and how the people peacefully ousted the provisional government. However, while the film's representation of the events is highly subjective, the directors' prowess in delivering the film leaves one impressed by the directors' artistic genius.
First of all, the revolution represented a time of emotions and tensions in Russia. As is shown in the film, people desired change a

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