Hello editors, hello Pablo!
Here’s an update on Battleship Potemkin.
I have finished the second act (mutiny) yesterday. And the more I move forward, the more I take creative decisions/liberties in order to keep things short. They don’t change the movie or the story as a coherent whole, but the way scenes follow each other is immensely affected.
For example, there’s a sailor named Vakulinchuk who gets killed by his officer. This guy serves as a character for viewers to identify with, and when he gets killed, the others make him a small tent on the Odessa quay, where the residents can see him, mourn, and become sympathetic to the revolution.
But in my edit, he simply doesn’t get killed, and that means I have to rearrange elements and find another incentive for the residents to want to help the sailors.
For the edit, I’m certain it will help me. But I am wondering if people who know the film will forgive me for cutting such crucial parts or people.