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!