Romantic love has an origin story. Does it survive the ending?
…because why wouldn’t you be interested in a silent documentary with little to no story, dialogue, scenario and spectacle? Even with a title like “Man with a Movie Camera,” Dziga Vertov’s film remains inventive and compelling to jaded media consumers like us. Simply filming a day in the life of pre-World War II, post-Revolution Russia, Vertov’s kino-eye assembly of images created the “man in the street” aesthetic through serial and collision editing. In addition to being a document of social history, “Man with a Movie Camera” spearheaded the movements of formalist cinema, futurist art and the communist aesthetic – which as you know from reading about Vertov’s rival Sergei Eisenstein was extremely important to the concept of film as we know it!