Thursday, March 10, 2005

Bronenosets Potyomkin Film Concert with Cleaning Women

The Battleship Potyomkin / Panssarilaiva Potjomkin. SU 1925. PC: Goskino. D: Sergei Eisenstein. DP: Eduard Tisse. M: Edmund Meisel. The 1975 stretch print reconstruction 74 min. Viewed at Pakkahuone, Tampere Film Festival, 10 March 2005. 3000 W lamp too bright, all black missing. THE FILM: still the masterpiece, always revealing new sides. There are three definitive musics: the Edmund Meisel original, the 1950 original Nikolay Kryukov score, and the 1975 Shostakovich compilation. - THE FILM CONCERT: Cleaning Woman, the three-man band (Risto Puurunen, Timo Kinnunen, Tero Vänttinen), attacks the film vigorously with an electric rhythm score with powerful sound clusters. Say it loud! Yes it works, but I prefer their Aelita score, maybe because there is no towering point of comparison. ****

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