1. Thank you so much for joining in! Joyous is absolutely the perfect word to describe this film. I loved your descriptions of the viewing experience. It truly is something else.

  2. Man with a Movie Camera truly deserves its reputation, in my opinion – just masterful, but quite playful too, as you wrote. The vision of Vertov, the incredible cinematography from Mikhail Kaufman (Vertov’s brother), the editing of Elisaveta Svilova – perfect combination of talents.

      • Yes, they had a pretty major falling out. Creative differences … M. Kaufman didn’t think much of Vertov’s approach in Man with a Movie Camera, then Vertov was rather snide about Kaufman’s In Spring … probably more things too. They didn’t make up until the 1950s.

  3. Great write up! 🙂

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from this film but I found it a wondrously engrossing and enlightening film both from a technical and cultural standpoint!

    If you’ve not already seen it, a nice companion piece is Jean Vigo’s “À propos de Nice” (my review: http://wp.me/p2mMDp-2dD 😉 )

  4. “Wizardry. It’s the word that jumps at you…” Yes, you hit the nail on the head. Now I have to see it again. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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