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StrikeThe Soviet Russian film Strike (1925) directed by Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) was his first full length film and came out the same year as his The Battleship Potemkin. Along with October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1927) these classics of the directors early career are propaganda with a story. The protagonists are the workers and the people struggling against an oppressive state of Tzarist police, corrupt capitalists and morally bankrupt bureaucrats. Within Strike there are many examples of visual experimentation including montage, diverse camera viewpoints and silhouettes and these show many parallels with still photography of the 1920s.
(dir. Serge Eisenstein, 1925)