October (1928)




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Borrowing its title from a book by American journalist John Reed (of Reds fame), Sergei Eisenstein's Ten Days That Shook the World reenacts the crucial week-and-a-half in October, 1918, when the Russian Kerensky regime was toppled by the Bolsheviks. While Eisenstein takes certain liberties in characterization--those opposing the Bolsheviks are depicted as mental defectives or grossly overweight clowns--his re-creation of such events as the storming of the Winter Palace are painstakingly … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigory Alexandrov
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On DVD: Dec 26, 2004
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Vladimir Popov

as Aleksandr Kerensky
Boris Livanov

as Terestsenko
N. Popov

as Kerensky
Eduard Tisse

as A German

as Skobolev

as Minister Verderevsky
N. Podvoisky

as Bolshevik Podvoisky
Edward Tisse

as German Soldier
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Critic Reviews for October

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

The film remains an interesting oddity rather than entertaining or illuminating. Indeed, watching it today can seem hard work.

Full Review… | December 26, 2004
Time Out
Top Critic

Much of the montage is reductive and static, but some of the action scenes are genuinely stirring -- when he wasn't editorializing, the man really could cut film.

Full Review… | December 26, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 26, 2004
Top Critic

An arty experimental pic filled with rousing spectacles and intellectual montages.

Full Review… | December 26, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

leaves us far more memorable montages than anything that modern copycat filmmakers have created

Full Review… | December 26, 2004
Old School Reviews

Though indisputably dazzling (and wearying) in its cinematics and its display of Eisenstein's pioneering editing techniques, October is simplistic propaganda.

Full Review… | December 26, 2004
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