"Good morning class. For our next picture, we'll watch an epic science fiction film. This movie, by the pioneering director Andrey Tarkovskiy, considers questions of intelligence and reason on the distant setting of a research station. The languid pacing, surreal juxtapositions, and innovative camera work inspired many imitators, including most famously Stanley Kubrick's master work 2001: A Space Odyssey." Is your generation scared by speeches like that? I preferred Metropolis, but I must confess that I actually liked Potemkin. Still need to give Alexander Nevsky a watch. I still rather wonder if you are accusing my generation of collectively groaning over Potemkin. Art thou Boomer, Xer, or base common popular? Fast catch Cpl. I look forward to your next post.