The End of St. Petersburg | Chicago Reader

The End of St. Petersburg

Along with Eisenstein's October, V.I. Pudovkin's 1927 film was commissioned by the Soviet government for the tenth anniversary of the 1917 revolution. October has since eclipsed St. Petersburg as thoroughly as Eisenstein's associative montage has eclipsed Pudovkin's rather more literal editing technique, epitomized here by the famous sequence intercutting World War I battle footage with shots of porcine capitalists celebrating the rise in the munitions market. Mainly of academic interest.


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