Sunday, October 16, 2011

Top Ranked Films of Sergei M. Eisenstein

Sergei M. Eisenstein
17th with 7 titles, 37th in pts 18,094

The Russian Sergei M. Eisenstein is certainly one of the fathers of modern cinema. He seemed to have the ability to combine vast cinema epics with real historical events or famous people. All these films have something to offer the serious film student. My favorite two are Battleship Potemkin and Alexander Nevsky, the last featuring the famous battle on the ice of a frozen lake. Potemkin covers the early beginnings of the Bolshevist revolution. It's said he killed more people recreated the storming of the Odessa steps than did the real event.

These are all the films of Eisenstein that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls.

Odessa Steps sequence in Battleship Potemkin

1. The Battleship Potemkin (1925) #123
2. October (1927) #347
3. Strike (1924) #454
4. Ivan the Terrible, Part One (1944) #484
5. Alexander Nevsky (1938)) #509
6. Ivan the Terrible, Part Two (1946) #551
7. Que viva Mexico! (1932) #892

Should this dude be one of the Ghostbusters,
or what? am I wrong?

See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition

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