The End of St. Petersburg (1927)




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Russian director Pudovkin's second feature utilizes Eisensteinian techniques and humanistic drama in a documentary-like commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the communist revolution depicting the Bolshevik takeover of St. Petersburg. Authentically detailed propaganda.

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Critic Reviews for The End of St. Petersburg

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The Russians have certainly an eye for significant and symbolical detail in their cinema production.

Mar 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Propaganda, yes, but enormously artful propaganda... works like gangbusters as melodramatic hokum.

Nov 11, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The End of St. Petersburg

[font=Century Gothic][color=red]"Earth" and "The End of St. Petersburg" are two silent films made in the Soviet Union in 1927 and 1930, respectively. They were made to advance certain political feelings of the state, but what makes them better than mere propoganda, is the power of the images involved. "Earth" is about the introduction of machinery to a rural village. "The End of St. Petersburg" starts out in pre-revolution Russia, as workers are forced to migrate to the title city in search of work. What they find is a city of workers that are being starved by the capitalists. St. Petersburg, here represents, capitalism, which comes to an end in Russia with the Russian Revolution. I prefer "The End of St. Petersburg" because of a better story.[/color][/font]

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