Potemkin Steps, Easter Monday

Mon 25 Apr 2011 07:57
I thought this was interesting. Thereâs a couple of pictures on the last blog of the Potemkin Staircase, but I donât think my writing was legible.  A movie was made in 1925 about a mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin, due to meagre maggot-ridden rations & terrible conditions.  The people of Odessa ran to the steps in support of the sailors.  A massacre by tsarist troops follows.  The steps run red with blood, and a runaway pram with baby inside bounces down to the bottom.
The film was considered too provocative at the time & wasnât shown in Europe till the 1950âs.  The pram scene has been borrowed many times, including in the 1987 Untouchables movie!