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VIDEO: Dziga Vertov -- Man with a Movie Camera

Man with a Movie Camera, is an experimental 1929 silent documentary film, with no story and no actors, by Russian director Dziga Vertov. While an unashamedly 'art film' it is very powerful experience which utilizes a range of cinematic techniques designed to feature the star -- the Soviet Union itself.

You can watch the whole film on the Internet Archive but that file is without a soundtrack. So I've pulled all the segments available on YouTube together here which also includes a brilliant sound track -- the composer of which I cannot as yet discover as several scores have been written for the movie since its release.

I find the whole film mesmerizing...
"The film Man with a Movie Camera represents
AN EXPERIMENTATION IN THE CINEMATIC TRANSMISSION
Of visual phenomena
WITHOUT THE USE OF INTERTITLES
(a film without intertitles)
WITHOUT THE HELP OF A SCRIPT
(a film without script)
WITHOUT THE HELP OF A THEATRE
(a film without actors, without sets, etc.)
This new experimentation work by Kino-Eye is directed towards the creation of an authentically international absolute language of cinema – ABSOLUTE KINOGRAPHY – on the basis of its complete separation from the language of theatre and literature."










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Don | September 26, 2009

What a fucking brilliant movie!It's overwhelming.

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