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Death of a Bolshevik

by Evan Sarafian

This scene from October: Ten Days that Shook the World shows a highly disturbing mob killing of a Bolshevik that directly contrasts the previous scene of a machine gun being shot into a crowd as there is a transition from a single individual killing a crowd to a crowd killing a single individual, thus personalizing more effectively the death in the second scene and better eliciting a sympathetic audience response.

Bolshevik Beaten to Death - October: Ten Days That Shook the World - Sergei Eisenstein

Depiction of a Bolshevik being beaten to death by a crowd - from Sergei Eisenstein's October: Ten Days That Shook the World.

from October: Ten Days that Shook the World (1928)
Creator: Sergei Eisenstein
Posted by Evan Sarafian
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