It's all about the dimples and the eyes, is what The Duke would suggest. Pasolini had a face like a walrus's arse. Goddard liked to think he was hip, but truth be told, he just looked like a smug motherfucker. Eisenstein was handsome, for sure, but I'm guessing he just arranged all those sailors in such a way that their burly machismo reflected onto him.
"Stand a little further to the left, various communists, especially you, with the top off and the muscles. You stand right over there, parallel to me, is what. You fuckers with no teeth can hide behind that boat."
Probably when he went out, though, he took all the no-teeth folks with him. The sailors were told to stay in the damn bunks, is what, like when you go to a nightclub or maybe the discothèque or a barn-dance, and you take the most pathetic looking people you can find, so as you look all the better. Imagine wandering into that damn club with three topless sailors either side. A motherfucking walking illusion is what you'd be.
So anyway, whilst The Duke is far from a body-fascist or any a that shit, I have consulted various diagrams, pie-charts, astrological measurements, and have discovered that it is, indeed, the dimples and the eyes that ensure The Motherfucking Cinema Of Kirsten Dunst is preferable to even the most inventive of Italian fare.
Not that there aren't parallels with these masters of yore. Both Eisenstein and Kirsten, for example, have a Strike! in the filmography, although Kirsten's concerns an all-girl boarding school that's about to be integrated with nasty boy-types who probably don't even know a thing about cannibal cinema or say motherfuck, whilst Sergei's 1925 epic has all to do with the factory's and the rebellion and a fella hanging himself and then next thing anyone knows baby's are getting flung off of balcony's and cows are being slaughtered in close-up.
There's no slaughtered cows in Kirsten's version, nor indeed any baby's being flung from balcony's. This, however, is the fault of writer / director Sarah Kernochan, and Kirsten couldn't have helped even if she wanted to, I'd imagine.
Although how anyone could see fit to refuse Her requests is beyond even the interstellar intelligent of yours truly, i.e., The Duke.
Bounding into the barren atmosphere of Earth back in April 1982 (beating The Duke by a month) Kirsten started out acting as a child in various flicks, being just a child Herself, and therefore suited perfectly to the roles in question. Most famous, probably, are the likes of Interview With Tyler Durden, wherein Kirsten plays a pre-teen vampire, running rings round Tommy Boy Cruise and Brad Anniston, and Jumanji, about Kirsten and some other kid of some kind find a board game and then next thing anyone knows Robin Williams shows up followed by a buncha hilariously cack CGI monkeys.