Man with a movie camera: Dziga Vertov

Winston, Brian (2014) Man with a movie camera: Dziga Vertov. Sight and Sound, 24 (9). pp. 38-39. ISSN 0037-4806

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Abstract

David Abelevich Kaufman is documentary’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Indeed, there is a photograph of him caught in mid-air, jumping. His pseudonym ‘Dziga Vertov’, which translates as ‘spinning top’, could not be more apposite. And his masterpiece, Man with a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom, 1929) is a flash spinning-top of a movie. It has taken more than 80 years, though, for this to be fully recognised.

Additional Information:This article about the 1929 silent documentary film, Man with a Movie Camera is part of the new Sight & Sound documentary poll, which involved more than 200 critics and curators and 100 filmmakers. The poll was commissioned following the recent success and significant cultural impact of several nonfiction films, to provide a full view of the documentary canon. Man with a Movie Camera was named as the greatest documentary film of all time.
Keywords:David Abelevich Kaufman, Dziga Vertov, Documentary film, Documentary film poll, JCOpen
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P303 Film studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
ID Code:14625
Deposited On:06 Aug 2014 14:02

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