See this film: Battleship Potemkin [with live score] @ the Coolidge

If you were wondering where the basic concepts behind Coke commercials, Mitt Romney ads, and advertising and propaganda in general come from, you should take a look at Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925). His silent version of the 1905 mutiny on the title Russian warship marks a high point in montage, the technique by which he edits disparate images into a dynamic fusion that compels audiences to buy something they might otherwise not be interested in - in this case the Bolshevik Revolution. It screens with a new soundtrack composed by the Berklee College of Music's Department of Film Scoring at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline | Monday, December 19 @ 7 pm | $20; $17 students; seniors | 617.734.2400 or

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