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½ August 13, 2011
A little confusing, you will need something to read of what is about and then you will enjoy this majestic art film.
November 11, 2008
Many famous films from the past live up to their reputations. Of this film's contemporaries, Eisenstein and Pudovkin's films surely do. But this is pretty poor, by the filmmaking standards of any era, let alone the harsh company of the masters of montage. The Shostakovitch score, while admirable as a piece of music on its own, doesn't do the film any favours, and the film does it no favours. Savour the music, avoid the film and find a better one. (Seen at a live performance of film and music at Angel Place City Recital Hall in Sydney. Performance generally lagged behind the film, which compounded some issues.)
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