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Unformatted text preview: NAME: Roshni Sheth FILM: Battleship Potemkin 1. What is the goal of the film? What do you believe are the directors motives and what is the message he/she is sending? The goal of the film is for the audience to feel sympathy for the sailors and townspeople because of their ill-treatment by the tsars navy and army. Sergei Eisenstein directed the film almost 10 years after the Bolshevik revolution, and the Bolsheviks asked him to create a film that would help the Russian people identify with the sailors. Eisensteins political message is that the tsarist regime was rightfully overthrown and that the Bolshevik regime is clearly the better of the two. 2. What ethical argument may refute the message? Why? An ethical argument that may refute the message that Eisenstein is trying to convey is that the sailors broke the law by carrying out a mutiny against their officers and taking over the battleship. It is arguable that the law is indisputable regardless of the purpose of its defiance.battleship....
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course PSC 395 taught by Professor Zahariadis during the Spring '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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