|The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)|
So every time I've DVRed a silent movie, I've felt somehow virtuous about using arcane knowledge acquired in college. I also confess to feeling somewhat smug about having a secret source of inspiration--it must be secret since I don't see lots of silent film stills being bandied about on the interwebs. Yet. But have you ever noticed that as soon as an idea penetrates your consciousness, everyone else simultaneously gets it too? It's that pesky universal consciousness again.
|Battleship Potemkin (1925)|
|Synthesis via Cinephilia|
The Lion Sequence perfectly distills the genius of Eisenstein--explained very conveniently here.
Remember, you saw it here first!