Man with a Movie Camera ★★★★★

An artistic potential
Of a technological society
Of the human body
Of a new medium
And of an ideology.

(Slightly cheating by saying I am re-watching this, because I suddenly realized while viewing that I had seen the first hour a half-dozen times, but never the 2nd hour. This meant I missed all the athletic activity stuff, which recalls all the classical Muybridge tests, as well as the fantastic stuff in the cigarette factory and the mines. Also the stop motion sequence where the camera moves itself. Needless to say, a film that anyone who is interested in how cinema operates/functions in a society should be able to enjoy, as Vertov explores how society itself can be an artistic creation within itself. I prefer it to every other work of 1920s Soviet Cinema).

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