Ms. Kalinak is a professor of English at Rhode Island College. Her email
)At 08:54 AM 03/10/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>OK all you Eisenstein experts,
>First of all, yes I am aware that silent films are often scored multiple
times by various composers.
>I am trying to do some research on a film score for Battleship Potemkin,
I thought I was dealing with Shostakovich, then found out I was listening
to a 1950s score by a N. Kryukov and that there was another score done in
the 30's by a German composer Edmund Meisel (who's score was supposed to be
the most fabulous of all and was lost but recently rediscovered and
recorded) the million dollar question is this:
>where does Shostakovitch come into this? The only place I can find him
associated with this film is in the Internet Movie Database and in a
Facet's online catalog listing for a VHS Potemkin with a wonderful score by
Shostakovitch. I haven't been able to find anything on Kryukov, are
Kryukov and Shostakovitch the same person? Was he writing under a
different name for some reason? If you order a Battleship Potemkin 9 times
out of 10 you will get the Kryukov score (Crown Movie Classics, KVC Home
Video) I haven't been able to find a copy available score by anyone else.
>Can anyone shed some light on this? I was trying to show how editing,
cinematography, and music worked together to create an emotional experience
in the viewer. I am using a 63 second clip from the Odessa steps scene.
It would be nice if I could credit the right composer.
>I know this might be a lot to ask for a Friday, but the collective wisdom
has performed miracles in the past.....
>Waiting with hope,
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