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Vertov, Dziga 1896-1954

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Most widely held works by Dziga Vertov
Man with a movie camera by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

204 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two versions of Dziga Vertoz's 1929 classic: first the original silent version, accompanied by a new musical score composed and performed by the Alloy Orchestra, then a repeat of the original with a commentary by the Russian film historian Yuri Tsivian. The film is a montage of Moscow life, showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city moving. The filmmaker used all the cinematic techniques at his disposal, including dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames. Released by arrangement with George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
Kino-eye : the writings of Dziga Vertov by Dziga Vertov( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziga Vertov was one of the greatest innovators of Soviet cinema. The radical complexity of his work, in both sound and silent forms, has given it a central place within contemporary theoretical inquiry. Vertov's writings, collected here, range from calculated manifestos setting forth his heroic vision of film's potential to dark ruminations on the inactivity forced upon him by the bureaucratization of the Soviet state
Kino-Eye by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

21 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziga Vertov, whose renegade approach to cinema is best remembered in the legendary "Man With the Movie Camera" and his series of Kino-Pravda newsreels, demonstrates his mastery of montage in this 1924 feature previously unseen in the United States. "Kino-Eye" (1924, 74 min.) is a fascinating film, not just for its aesthetic beauty and political significance, but for honestly documenting a society fresh from revolution, buoyed by idealism, ready to face the challenges of a difficult future. Also included is "Three Songs of Lenin" (1934, 62 min.), Vertov's most personal work and the capstone of his career. The film reveals the Soviet leader as seen through the eyes of the people, represented by three songs. The exhilarating beauty of Vertov's images and the majesty of his filmmaking skills produced a film that The New York Times called "a work of unusual beauty and emotional exaltation."
Chelovek s kino-apparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (Otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora) = The man with the movie camera( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, stop-action animation, etc.) to present a dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union and to study the relationship between cinema and reality. Filmed in Moscow, Kiev, Odessa and elsewhere in the Soviet Union
Chelovek s kinoapparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film presents an experiment in the cinematic communication of visible events, without the aid of intertitles, without the aid of a scenario, without the aid of theatre. This experimental work aims at creating a truly international absolute language of cinema based on its total separation from the language of theatre and literature"--Opening titles
Three Songs About Lenin by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

15 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin as seen through the eyes of the Russian people represented by three songs
Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Russian and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first Soviet sound films, it deals with the Five Year Plan of the late 1920s, and represents Vertov's radical attempt to link economic progress with the introduction of sound in cinema
Stride, Soviet!( Visual )

5 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in Russian and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920s, Soviet documentary and fiction films were financed by the State, and their fledgling directors, some barely out of their teens, converted their lives from theater, engineering, painting and journalism to the practice and theory of a revolutionary cinema devoted to showing the achievements and aspirations of the new Socialist society. Their problem was to captivate an enormous, culturally diverse, multi-lingual, semi-literate population in ways that would be emotionally compelling, yet ideologically clear. The proven ability of movies to achieve this difficult goal inspired Lenin's famous dictum, 'For us, cinema is the most important art, ' and their stunning innovations recharged world cinema. Editing, or montage, is the common organizational basis of these films and each of the filmmakers believed the arrangement of shots to be the foundation of film art. Dziga Vertov's Stride, Soviet! (1926), a documentary which transformed a State commission intending to show what the Soviet had done for Moscow into a highly experimental film about the state of Soviet society and contemporary life. The film has many scenes portraying machines, factory workers, automobiles, and poverty
Landmarks of early Soviet film : 4 disc DVD collection of 8 groundbreaking films( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking collection features eight seminal films from the Soviet silent era - all are new to DVD" The house on Trubnaya: Comedy about a young peasant woman who travels to Moscow to start a new life. By the law: Tense drama about Alaskan gold-miners. Extraordinary adventures of Mr. West in the land of the Bolsheviks: The first Russian anti-American film both arrogantly mocks American ignorance toward the Soviet Union and enviously copies American cinematic methods. Old and new: In this early Soviet propaganda film, a poor woman persuades her fellow villagers to form a cooperative. Stride Soviet!: Documentary exploration of the various layers of Moscow society on the ten-year anniversary of the Revolution. The film reveals the continuing class-based nature of Soviet society through a series of montages of city life. The fall of the Romanov dynasty: Historical documentary which uses newsreel footage (some shot by Czar Nicholas II's own cameramen) to depict the tumultuous events of 1912 through 1917, as the leadership of the Czar and the Russian aristocracy crumbles and Lenin rises to power in the wake of the Soviet Revolution. Turksib: Soviet documentary on the building of the first railroad across the Asian continent from Turkestan to Siberia. Salt for Svanetia: Explores the Caucasus region of Svanetia, a remote, mountainous area where the Ushkul tribe still lives in a stone-age culture
The man with the movie camera - musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Russian and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Named the best documentary film of all time by Sight and Sound, it is presented here in its entirety for the first time since its original premiere. Discovered and restored at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam--with extensive digital treatment by Lobster Films--the 35mm print from which this edition is, in part, sourced is the only known complete version of the film. The Man with the Movie Camera features musical accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra
Tagebücher, Arbeitshefte by Dziga Vertov( Book )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored Works( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am an eye. A mechanical eye. I am the machine that reveals the world to you as only the machine can see it. - Dziga Vertov (Kino-Eye) These words, written in 1923 (only a year after Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North was released) reflect the Soviet pioneer's developing approach to cinema as an art form that shuns traditional or Western narrative in favor of images from real life. They lay the foundation for what would become the crux of Vertov's revolutionary, anti-bourgeois aesthetic wherein the camera is an extension of the human eye, capturing the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe. Over the next decade-and-a-half, Vertov would devote his life to the construction and organization of these raw images, his apotheosis being the landmark 1929 film The Man with the Movie Camera. In it, he comes closest to realizing his theory of 'Kino-Eye, ' creating a new, more ambitious and more significant picture than what the eye initially perceives. The Man with the Movie Camera and Kino-Eye feature musical accompaniments by Alloy Orchestra and Robert Israel respectively, while original soundtracks have been restored for Enthusiasm and Three Songs About Lenin
Kino-pravda no. 21 : Leninskaia Kino-pravda : kinopoema o Lenine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kino-Pravda (Film Truth) is both the name of the movement spearheaded by Dziga Vertov to promote a cinema exclusively composed of newsreels assembled according to the theoretical principles of Kino-Eye, and the name of the series of newsreels screened across the Soviet Union beginning in 1922, to promote the success of the Revolution. This film was made in 1925 to mark the first anniversary of Lenin's death
L'homme à la caméra : enregistrement sur pellicule en 6 bobines( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the success of Manhatta (1921, Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand) and Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Walter Ruttman, 1927), it seems that all major cities got their own cinematic portraits. A big city from early morning to the last light of evening: for several years, this became the theme on which the great filmmakers of the day applied their talents and diverse points of view. Some will see The Man with the Movie Camera as the Ukrainian version of this exercise, the film in this case being a composite of several Soviet cities. Perhaps this is how Vertov got the green light for the production. But the grammar and the objective of the film are obviously quite different
Kino-eye : on its first reconnaisance : first series of a cycle "Tapestry of life"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kino-Eye is both a documentary and a classic propaganda film, showing the joie de vivre of Soviet youth in a small village taking hold of their destiny, and building the future of the Soviet revolution. They stick propaganda posters on the walls, hand out fliers calling on the population to buy from the cooperative, and help people in need. Kino-Eye is perhaps the most successful application of Dziga Vertov's principles. The film shows the incredible force of his theories, but also the beauty and energy of the message transmitted through simple, so-called documentary images, transformed from raw material into cinematic discourse and spectacle
Ėntuziazm : simfonii︠a︡ Donʹbassa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in Russian and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes of Soviet workers in the Donets Basin region and their enthusiasm for the socialist
Čelovek s kino-apparatom = L'homme à la caméra : extrait du journal d'un opérateur du cinématographe by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le cinéma est l'art d'organiser les mouvements nécessaires dans le temps et dans l'espace jusqu'à obtenir un rythme artistique global correspondant aux caractéristiques du tout et aux rythmes internes de chaque objet" Dziga Vertov... Un cinéma pur et accompli..." (source : Adav)
Schriften zum Film by Dziga Vertov( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziga Vertov : the man with a movie camera, Enthusiasm, 3 songs about Lenin, Kino eye, Kino pravda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Russian experimental documentary films by Dziga Vertov, who used in his films several cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, et cetera) to present urban life from dawn to dusk
Ėntuziazm : simfonii︠a︡ Donʹbassa( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Russian and German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertov's first sound film. This lyrical sound and musical documentary celebrates the enthusiasm with which the peasants and miners of the Don River basin in Russia fulfilled their first five-year plan quotas following the October Revolution. The film is noted for its innovative use of sound in synchronization as well as in counterpoint, and for its interesting cinematic effects, such as multiple superimpositions. Discs contain both restored and unrestored versions of the film, plus a feature on the restoration process
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kino-eye : the writings of Dziga Vertov
Dziga Vertov : defining documentary filmConstructivism in film : the man with the movie camera : a cinematic analysisThe man with the movie cameraLines of resistance : Dziga Vertov and the twentiesDziga Vertov : die Vertov-Sammlung im Österreichischen Filmmuseum = Dziga Vertov : the Vertov Collection at the Austrian Film MuseumVertov from Z to A
Alternative Names
Dsiga Wertow

Dsiga Wertow russischer Dokumentarfilmregisseur

Dziga Vertov

Dziga Vértov director de cine vanguardista soviético

Dziga Vèrtov director i muntador de cinema soviètic

Dziga Vertov regista sovietico

Dziga Vertov Russisch filmregisseur

Dziga Vertov Soviet documentary filmmaker

Dziga Vertov szovjet filmrendező

Dziga Vertovs

Dziga Wiertow radziecki scenarzysta i reżyser filmowy

Kaufman, David Abelevič 1896-1954

Kaufman, David Abelevich, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis

Kaufman, Denis 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis A.

Kaufman, Denis A. 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Abrahamovich

Kaufman, Denis Abramovich, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkad'evič.

Kaufman, Denis Arkadʹevič, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkadʹevich

Kaufman, Denis Arkadʹevich, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkadievič.

Kaufman, Denis Arkadievitch

Kaufman Denis Arkadievitch 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkadijewitsch 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkad'jevič, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkadovič

Kaufman, Denis Avraamovič

Kaufman, Dionigin Arkadievitch 1896-1954

Kaufmann, David Abelewitsch 1896-1954

Vertov, Aufsätze,Tagebücher,Skizzen / 1896-1954

Vertov Denis Arkadʹevič Kaufman pseud. Dziga 1896-1954

Vertov, Dsiga 1896-1954

Vertov Dziga

Vertov, Dziga 1896-1954

Vertov, Dziga Arkad'evič.

Vertovs, Dziga, 1896-1954

Weitow, Dsija 1896-1954

Wertow, Dsiga

Wertow, Dsiga 1896-1954

Wertow, Dziga 1896-1954

Wertrow, Dsiga 1896-1954

Wiertow, Dżiga.

Wiertow, Dziga A.

Τζίγκα Βερτόφ

Вертов Д.

Вертов Денис Аркадьевич Кауфман pseud. Дзига 1896-1954

Вертов Дзига

Вертов, Дзига 1895-1954

Вертов Дзига 1896-1954

Дзиґа Вертов

Кaуфман, Давид А́белевич

Кауфман Д.А. 1895-1954

Кауфман, Давид Абелевич

Кауфман, Давид Абелевич, 1896-1954

Кауфман, Денис Абрамович 1896-1954

Кауфман Денис Аркадьевич

Кауфман, Денис Аркадьевич 1896-1954

Ѕига Вертов советски документарист

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카우프만, 데니스 아르카디에비치 1896-1954