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Man with a Movie Camera ()

Chelovek s kino-apparatom (original title)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

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Mikhail Kaufman ...
The Cameraman

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Dziga Vertov

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Dziga Vertov ... (scenario)

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Pierre Henry ... (1993)
Nigel Humberstone ... (1999) (as In the Nursery)
Konstantin Listov
Michael Nyman ... (2002)

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Mikhail Kaufman
Gleb Troyanski ... (uncredited)

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Dziga Vertov

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Elizaveta Svilova ... assistant editor

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Galeshka Moravioff ... composer/musician
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Plot Summary

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! Written by George S. Davis

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Taglines The Greatest Documentary Ever Made. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Человек с Киноаппаратом (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Man with a Movie Camera (World-wide, English title)
  • Living Russia, or The Man with a Camera (United States)
  • Man with a Movie Camera (United States)
  • L'homme à la caméra (France)
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  • 68 min
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Trivia A revelation in its day, the film was noted for introducing all sorts of camera techniques to audiences. Some of these include double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, backwards footage and stop motion animation. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Kino Eye (1924). See more »
Crazy Credits At the beginning there is a long explanation of what this film is about and that it is of experimental origin. See more »

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