Top October revolution 1917 remix videos

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Feb 1 2017 23:10
Top October revolution 1917 remix videos

Edmund Meisel wrote the soundtrack for Eisenstein's October: Ten Days That Shook the World. For the German release that is. It was lost, but attempts have been made to reconstruct it. A thesis about this here, which includes some harsh reviews from critics.

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A thousand bars that shook the eardrum. Reminiscent of an extremely unpleasant bodily sensation.

But this might have been due to the conditions in which it was composed and performed (eg it seems Meisel did not even have access in advance to the cut).

Usually video montages about a specific year or decade include footage of protests etc. that marked the time, and they are accompanied with typical music from that era. For example one about 1971. The Who - Baba O'Riley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY5rztWa1TM

A lot are stupid and embarrassing.

Just for fun (many were doing it for serious on youtube) I had created a video (no longer online) of the Egypt 2011 protests. The footage was an aerial shot of the mass of people, who are on a bridge, slowly pushing back police, projectiles flying everywhere. The song was David Guetta Feat. Rihanna - Who's That Chick?

For the Gezi park 2013 protests I chose the song of Redman - Smash Sumthin', which samples for its intro Craig Armstrong - O Verona https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bO3s9uqwrM. The footage in the beginning was of a mass crossing a bridge (I think Bosphorus), that really fit well with choir of 'O Verona'. Then when Redman starts spitting his lyrics, it's synchronised with clashes with the police.

So what would be the best music for a montage of the October revolution?

I don't think Rage Against the Machine et al. could do it justice.

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Mar 3 2017 19:11

I have an idea for the End Titles/closing credits.

A slow series of pictures follow each other of austere-looking bolsheviks, accompanied by upbeat feel good music, eg Clio - Faces (1985) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InH-iidhabY

If you disagree, propose a better remix video idea.

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Nov 5 2017 20:11

Opening Titles - Jurassic Park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQwB3ESuWtU

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The album actually begins with the chilling 30 second "Opening Titles", choir and synths ushering in a shakuhachi wood flute [played by Masakazu Yoshizawa]. Listen carefully and one can spot the four note danger theme that is to become increasingly prevalent as the score wears on.

A shame it's so short, I would have loved if it (particularly the choir) was expanded into a whole composition.

This could be played over a montage of workers in factories practicing their rifles in the lead up to the Bolshevik revolution.

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Nov 5 2017 20:32

Oh you sentimental Bolshevik you.

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Nov 25 2017 17:17

Tsar to Lenin (documentary, narrated by Max Eastman): http://newpol.org/content/herman-axelbank-max-eastman-and-documentary-tsar-lenin

Copyrighted by the SEP, but still a copy online at: https://archive.org/details/tsaaaar