Saturday, August 17, 2013

Man with a Movie Camera

Shot in several Russian cities, Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera is an unabashedly experimental film with two goals in mind: to capture the day-to-day activities of the people and demonstrate a vast array of camera techniques at the same time. MWAMC sparked my interest when it skyrocketed into the top ten of the esteemed, most recent Sight and Sound Greatest Films Poll and I don't really have anything else to add other than seeing this hypnotic, seemingly impossibly compiled masterwork is a once in a lifetime gem.