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Man with a Movie Camera

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The Man with a Movie Camera is an experimental 1929 silent documentary film that was created in black and white by Russian director Dziga Vertov. This is a film without scenario and actors but Vertov used different music to bring out slow and fast rhythm. He used the camera to capture real happen and he wanted to show everyday life to the audiences. Vertov used many cinematic techniques to make his film more vivid such as double exposure, fast and slow motions, freeze frames, split screens, different angles (eyes level, high and low), different shots (close, medium and long). In the web site senses of cinema, Dziga Vertov states that “Our eyes see very little and very badly – so people dreamed up the microscope to let them see invisible phenomena; they invented the telescope…now they have perfected the cinecamera to penetrate more deeply into he visible world, to explore and record visual phenomena so that what is happening now, which will have to be taken account of in the future, is not forgotten.” I believe Vertov wanted to show more realistic about living through the camera because he knew that our eyes couldn’t see the whole world, we could only see everything in front of our eyes. He used the camera as eyes to see

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