MIDAlpha TitleTitleYearColor/BWRunning TimeFormatsAbstractTopics
7490MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA* (RESTORED VERSION)MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA* (RESTORED VERSION)1996b & w68 mindvd (Directed by Dziga Vertov) Described by Vertov as an "experiment in the language of pure cinema," this film may be the most dazzling and sophisticated work not only of Soviet but of world silent cinema. It is repeatedly a revelation of the possibilities of non-acted, non-fiction film. We see the cinema projectionist show the reel we are actually viewing; the "star" is the film's actual cameraman at work; the shots we see him take will reappear elsewhere as we see the film editor create emotional and intellectual moments from unrelated lengths of footage. Includes a score composed and performed by the Alloy Orchestra, following music instructions written by Vertov, and a menu accessed audio essay by Yuri Tsivian which analyzes the film and provides cultural, political and artistic references. [With Russian/English titles] (Restricted to classroom use only)