Man with a Movie Camera (1929)


This playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Even the editing of the film is documented. We often see the cameraman who is purportedly making the film, but we rarely, if ever, see any of the footage he seems to be in the act of shooting!

(Plot summary written by Written by George S. Davis)

Runtime original: :00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:35

 

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Editor: Dziga Vertov, Elizaveta Svilova

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90to5 Editor Bio: I live in Basque Country, near San Sebastian. I work on arts, and video editing and VR are a constant passion, trying to learn more each day.

 

I chose “Man with a Movie Camera” because it’s an interesting movie on arts and on cinematic view, very funny and surprising, a weird jewel, and was a challenge to work on it. Vertov the director is a visionary eccentric character who told something I like a lot “I, a machine, am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see.”
About music, I found the Tchaikovsky: 03 Symphony No.4 in F Minor Op.36 by Guido Cantelli (public domain), that works with the imaging in my opinion; I hope you enjoy watching it 🙂

 

 

 
 
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