Top 15 Movies That Changed Cinema

9. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
It was just one scene of this propaganda riddled epic, but Eisenstein’s brilliant execution of his montage theory of the scene forever changed the way scenes were shot and edited. No longer just a simple telling of events, Eisenstein used cutaways to objects and reaction shots to create mood and emotions. If you don’t want to sit through this silent classic, take a look at DePalma’s Untouchables, he “borrows” perfectly.


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