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Man with a Movie Camera


Mikhail Kaufman View All


Dziga Vertov (Director), Dziga Vertov (Writer) View All

Release: Jan. 8th, 1929
Runtime: 1 hour, 8 minutes
A cameraman wanders around Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev and Odessa with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.
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4 Man with a movie camera
Ok, i cheated and watched a musically-supplemented version of this silent, story-less Russian film from 1929 (the Ninja Tunes label added a good, if not always suitable,...

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At one scene the film begins to slow down, much like a train does when it arrives at a station, the music that accompanies these images begins to slow down as well, until we come to a complete stop.
Basically, this film contains marvellous naturalism of subject matter combined with "state-of-the-art" 30s camera trickery.