This experimental documentary is a plotless record of life in the Soviet Union, mainly important as a then avant-garde catalog of camera tricks and editing experiments (many of which were pioneered in this film but are commonplace or obsolete now). Most non-film students will fin...
Soviet director Dziga Vertov's experimental film grew out of his belief, shared by his editor, Elizaveta Svilova (who was also his wife), and his cinematographer, Mikhail Kaufman (also his brother), t... read more
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2003
Stats: 623 reviews
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September 18, 2011
A powerful film, showing the day, of a few, urban citys of Soviet Union. Present all the contrast of the happenings, and showing too how the born of a day have a similarity with an awaken of the woman in the screen and how start the movement in the towns. Man with a Movie Camera,...
October 24, 2010
A beautiful, brilliant film of life. I highly recommend seeing this movie. It's a classic.
September 8, 2010
Call me crazy, but I see nothing in this besides Communist propaganda and goofy special effects. I'm being gracious giving it as high a rating as I did, which is only out of respect to the fan base it has and the impact it's had on so many. I feel like it is an overly ambitious a...
February 19, 2010
Not for everyone, but a film buff's wet dream. Full of amazing visuals and editing styles that would make even James Cameron wonder why there is a need for CG in film. I highly suggest that you do not see the version with the 1996 musical soundtrack because the music is horrible ...
December 6, 2009
Innovative, fast paced celebration of human society. Dziga Vertov covers it all, birth, death, and just about everything in between - including the making of this film. I saw Chelovek s Kino-Apparatom with a recently added and very modern score, it played like an extende...
October 2, 2009
Dziga Vertov invented cinema with this one film. He knew the potential way before anyone else, even Eisenstein was a couple of years behind. The pair of them defined cinema and to be honest, few film since have matched Man with a Movie Camera as far as originality, importance and...
September 12, 2009
This important & highly influential film doesn't need any description, Has a few self-indulgence moments which I didn't like though
June 15, 2008
a remarkable experimental film. a documentary style day in the life of average citizens of the soviet union, intercut with scenes of the filmmaking process. edited with energy and wit and alot of interesting visual effects. no script, no sets, no actors; just everyday drama an...
May 21, 2008
i know this movie was innovative for its time or whatever, but that's all it is: a huge step for cinema and documentaries everywhere. but i look to movies for entertainment, not for historical value. and all this movie was to me was some nice music laid beside some footage of rus...
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