18 February 2011

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

Sergei Eisenstein’s classic Battleship Potemkin (Бронено́сец «Потёмкин») was screened at the Thai Film Archive in Salaya (near Bangkok) this evening. It was previously screened on 2nd February, and will be shown again on 26th February. The film was accompanied by a new Thai music score by Nipat Chaisap, performed live.

This is the latest of several Battleship Potemkin soundtracks, in a variety of styles: the original orchestral score composed by Edmund Meisel; a classical score by Dmitri Shostakovich, for the film’s fiftieth anniversary rerelease (1975); an electronic score by Eric Allaman for the 60th anniversary, performed at the Berlinale (1986); an electronic/orchestral score by the Pet Shop Boys, performed as a free concert in Trafalgar Square, London (2004); and a jazz score by Richard Marriott, performed by the Club Foot Orchestra at the World Financial Center, New York (2005).

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