Thursday, December 18, 2008

Man with a Movie Camera

This was one of the most amazing films I have ever seen. Brilliant shots of just ordinary things and people doing their ordinary activities. I love how random all the shots sort of feel yet they are all connected together to show the people and the city. The Kino eye idea really worked for me. Vertov deserves his title as a father of documentary
I will have to admit I got a little lost in the middle of the film; I wasn’t exactly sure what the film was about. I really enjoyed the stop animation and the various different techniques used to tell a story. Also I really liked the scene of the man with a movie camera recoding a couple in a car. The cameraman is captured in the reality of the story. I really just like documenting random thins so this film spoke to me a great deal. I wonder what it would have been like had Vertov been able to record it with sound. It would be interesting.

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