VIewing Diary of BAttleship Potemkin
- In the first photograph, the sailors are rallying against the man. They are tired of being told what to do. In my movie, this will happen much later it is only known that culturally biased ideas are being transmitted through parents
- In the second photograph, the "petty officers" step forward. They are following the authority of "the man" just as the girl in my story does what her mother tells her.
- The third photograph is a fundamental aspect of melodrama in that religion plays a strong role...only here it is to be a reminder of morality
- The fourth photograph is symbolic of the people who should be allies realizing that they are being pitted against one another by a greater evil, just as my characters realize in the record store after the boy was shot.
- The fifth photograph is also a fundamental ploy of melodrama. It is literally "black v. white" in the imagery, much as in Birth of A Nation (as noted in the analysis by Williams), where the men finally start to rise up against the true enemy--this part will not be so stark and dramatic in my film.
- The sixth photograph is symbolic of the fallen victim-hero; the one who was sacrificed for the greater good, just as my "brother" character is in my film. This provides drive for the greater uprising.
- The seventh photograph is typical of a "think of the children" mentality that is rather melodramatic and makes the audience sympathize even more with the victims (the sailors, and working people of Odessa in this case).
- The last photograph shows the resolution--the realization that there is no need to fight anymore, because they have all already won.
We Are Young--a Bitstrips movie representation