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Man with a Movie Camera, 1h06 min (1929)

Dziga Vertov (Experimental)


Caption: PT

Rating: 16+


"Man with a Movie Camera" is a 1929 Soviet experimental silent film directed by Dziga Vertov. It is one of the most influential and famous films of the Soviet avant-garde period and is often considered one of the best documentaries ever made. The film is a portrait of everyday life in the city of Moscow, showing its inhabitants in their daily activities, from dawn to sunset.


The film is notable for its innovative and experimental filmmaking technique, which includes a variety of editing techniques such as rapid editing and rapid cutting, as well as overlay effects, slow-motion footage, and other visual effects. The original soundtrack for the film was written by Soviet composer and electronic music pioneer Michael Nyman.


The film is an example of purely visual cinema, without any dialogue or narration. It's a celebration of film technology and its ability to portray urban life in a completely new way. "Man with a Movie Camera" is often considered an early example of direct cinema, a style of documentary that focuses on observing life as it is without interfering with the reality being filmed.


The film is a fascinating portrait of urban life in Soviet Russia, as well as a celebration of film technology and its potential to capture life in motion. His experimental style and innovative cinematic technique influenced many later filmmakers and made "Man with a Movie Camera" a landmark in cinema history.

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