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Man With a Movie Camera (Blu-ray) Man With a Movie Camera (Blu-ray)

Release date: 27 July 2015


Top of Sight & Sound's Best Documentary Poll of 2015, and 8th in their Top 100 Best Films, Man with a Movie Camera is a dazzling amalgam of documentary and pure cinematic art.

Release date: 27 July 2015


Top of Sight & Sound's Best Documentary Poll of 2015, and 8th in their Top 100 Best Films, Man with a Movie Camera is a dazzling amalgam of documentary and pure cinematic art.

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Voted the greatest documentary of all time in the 2014 Sight & Sound poll, Vertov’s ground-breaking Man with a Movie Camera uses an array of dazzling cinematic techniques to record the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city going. Presented with Michael Nyman’s celebrated score, this classic film is accompanied by an exciting selection of new extras, including Vertov’s Three Songs of Lenin and two of his radical 1925 documentary films, both of which feature equally radical new soundtracks by electronic outfit Mordant Music.

Special features

• Nyman’s celebrated score played by the Michael Nyman Band
• Audio commentary by Russian film scholar Yuri Tsivian
Kino-Pravda No. 21 (Dziga Vertov, 1925, 35 mins): Newsreel devoted to Lenin on the anniversary of his death, with a new Mordant Music score
One-Sixth of the Globe – ETV version (Dziga Vertov, 1925, 72 mins): ideologically charged documentary, presented in its specially-prepared ETV version, with a daring new soundtrack by Mordant Music
Three Songs of Lenin (Dziga Vertov, 1935, 57 mins): poetic propaganda film reciting three admiring folk songs dedicated to the revolutionary leader
• David Collard on Three Songs of Lenin and WH Auden (2009, 11 mins)
• Simon Callow reads WH Auden’s verses from Three Songs of Lenin (2009, 4 mins)
• Alternative Three Songs of Lenin subtitles incorporating WH Auden’s verses

Voted the greatest documentary of all time in the 2014 Sight & Sound poll, Vertov’s ground-breaking Man with a Movie Camera uses an array of dazzling cinematic techniques to record the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city going. Presented with Michael Nyman’s celebrated score, this classic film is accompanied by an exciting selection of new extras, including Vertov’s Three Songs of Lenin and two of his radical 1925 documentary films, both of which feature equally radical new soundtracks by electronic outfit Mordant Music.

Special features

• Nyman’s celebrated score played by the Michael Nyman Band
• Audio commentary by Russian film scholar Yuri Tsivian
Kino-Pravda No. 21 (Dziga Vertov, 1925, 35 mins): Newsreel devoted to Lenin on the anniversary of his death, with a new Mordant Music score
One-Sixth of the Globe – ETV version (Dziga Vertov, 1925, 72 mins): ideologically charged documentary, presented in its specially-prepared ETV version, with a daring new soundtrack by Mordant Music
Three Songs of Lenin (Dziga Vertov, 1935, 57 mins): poetic propaganda film reciting three admiring folk songs dedicated to the revolutionary leader
• David Collard on Three Songs of Lenin and WH Auden (2009, 11 mins)
• Simon Callow reads WH Auden’s verses from Three Songs of Lenin (2009, 4 mins)
• Alternative Three Songs of Lenin subtitles incorporating WH Auden’s verses

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673012130
Catalogue Number BFIB1213
Subtitle a film by Dziga Vertov
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1929
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries USSR
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour B&W
Sound Silent
Subtitles N/A
Language(s) Silent with music
Running time 70 mins
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U

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