In the same boat

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For the January 2013 edition of Sight & Sound, I reviewed the BFI’s new Soviet Influence box set, which brings together Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin with John Grierson’s fishing documentary Drifters and other British films that owe a debt to the Soviet classic. How the editors resisted a “red herring” headline, I’ll never know.

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