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A few films to mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution


[b:1191557|Battleship Potemkin] (1925): Generally considered one of the most influential films ever made, Sergei Eisenstein's silent Soviet-era classic depicts the 1905 revolt onboard the Potemkin that inspired the October Revolution.

[b:1187641|Dr. Zhivago] (1965): David Lean's controversial, lush interpretation of Boris Pasternak's [b:1052523|novel] pits star-crossed lovers Omar Sharif and Julie Christie against the Russian Revolution.

[b:1375621|The Last Command] (1928): A Tsarist general, played by the famous silent film actor Emil Jannings, flees Russia after the Bolsheviks come to power and ends up a as bit player in Hollywood.

[b:1218154|Nicholas and Alexandra] (1971): An intimate study of the hapless Tsar Nicholas II, overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

[b:1248698|October: 10 Days That Shook The World] (1927): This silent documentary-style Soviet-era classic about the events leading up to the October Revolution is, like Battleship Potemkin, famous for its inventive use of montage imagery.

[b:1276957|Reds] (1981): Warren Beatty's lifelong project tackles the Russian Revolution through the eyes of John Reed, the American journalist who went to Russia and wrote [b:1423108|Ten Days That Shook The World].

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