February 5, 2012 1 Comment
This will be a short post today, not because of the Super Bowl or anything, but mainly because the Puppy Bowl will be on TV. I am kidding obviously…maybe. Actually the reason for the short post today is because of the subject matter in today’s selection. Man with a Movie Camera is documentary that has no specific narrative, no objective to tell a story, is a silent film made in 1929 and is the one most technically diverse documentaries out there. All the technical camerawork that we see in movies like fast/slow motion, jump cuts, freeze frames, dutch angles and even tracking shots all owe some bit of reverence to this surrealist documentary made by Dziga Vertov.