Call number: DVD-4424


VERTOV, Dziga
Chelovek s kinoapparatom [The Man with the Movie Camera]

VUFKU, Kiev, 1928; released, Kiev, 8 January 1929; Moscow, 9 April 1929
Initial credits read:
Zapis´ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh [Film recording in 6 reels]
Proizvodstvo VUFKU 1929 goda [Produced at VUFKU, 1929]
(Otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora) [(An Extract form the Diary of a Camera-Operator)]
Vnimaniiu zritelei: [To the attention of viewers:]
Nastoiashchii fil´m predstavliaet soboi opyt kino-peredachi vidimykh iavlenii [The present film is an experiment in the cinematic transmission of visible phenomena]
Bez pomoshchi nadpisei (fil´m bez nadpisei) [Without the Help of Intertitles (A Film Without Intertitles)]
Bez pomoshchi stsenariia (fil´m bez stsenariia) [Without the Help of a Script (A Film Without a Script)]
Bez pomoshchi teatra (fil´m bez akterov, dekoratsii i t.d.) [Without the Help of the Theatre (A Film Without Actors, Sets etc.)]
Eta eksperimental´naia rabota napravlena k sozdaniiu podlinnogo mezhdunarodnogo absoliutnogo iazyka kino na osnove ego polnogo otdeleniia ot iazyka teatra i literatury [This experimental work is directed towards the creation of an authentic international absolute language of cinema on the basis of its complete separation from the language of theatre and literature.]
Avtor-rukovoditel´ eksperimenta [Author and leader of the experiment] Dziga Vertov
Glavnyi operator [Chief cameraman] Mikhail Kaufman
Assistent po montazhu [Montage assistant] Elizaveta Svilova
Music for this edition: Michael Nyman

67 minutes 7 seconds
No titles, added music track

AND

VERTOV, Dziga
Kino- Pravda No. 21 Leninskaia kinopravda. Kino-poema o Lenine [Kino-Pravda No. 21. Lenin Kino-Pravda. A Film Poem about Lenin]

Proizvodstvo Kul´tkino, Moscow, 13 January 1925; released 22 January 1925
For the anniversary of the death of Vladimir Il´ich Lenin 21 January 1924 - 21 January 1925
A work by Dziga Vertov
Cameramen: Grigorii Giber, Aleksandr Levitskii, Aleksandr Lemberg, Petr Novitskii, Mikhail Kaufman, Eduard Tisse and others
Music for this edition: Mordant Music

35 minutes 16 seconds
Russian titles with optional English subtitles, added music track

AND

VERTOV, Dziga
Shestaia chast´ mira. Probeg "Kinoglaza" po SSSR: Eksport i import Gostorga SSSR [A Sixth Part of the World. A Kino-Eye Race around the USSR: Export and Import by the State Trading Organisation of the USSR]

Goskino (Kul´tkino), Moscow and Sovkino, Moscow, 1926; released 31 December 1926
Author-leader: Dziga Vertov
Assistant director: Elizaveta Svilova
Assistant to the Author-leader and Chief Cameraman: Mikhail Kaufman
Additional photography: Ivan Beliakov, Samuil Benderskii, Petr Zotov, Nikolai Konstantinov, Aleksandr Lemberg, Nikolai Strukov, Iakov Tolchan
Film reconnaisance: Abram Kagarlitskii, Il´ia Kopalin, Boris Kudinov
Music for this edition: Mordant Music

84 minutes
Russian titles with English subtitles, added music track

AND

VERTOV, Dziga
Tri pesni o Lenine [Three Songs of Lenin]

Mezhrabpomfil´m, 1934
Assistant: Elizaveta Svilova
Script: Dziga Vertov
Photography: Dmitrii Surenskii, Mark Magidson, Bentsion Monastyrskii
Sound: Petr Shtro
Music: Iurii Shaporin

61 minutes
In Russian with optional English subtitles or with option of W.H. Auden's verses as subtitles

Blu ray disc
Region code B
Aspect ratio
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features Kinopravda No. 21 (see above)
Shestaia chast´ mira (see above)
Tri pesni o Lenine (see above)
Audio commentary for The Man with the Movie Camera by Iurii Tsiv´ian
Option to play Three Songs of Lenin with W.H. Auden's verses as subtitles
David Collard on Three Songs of Lenin and W. H. Auden, 2009, 6 minutes 24 seconds, in English
Simon Callow reads W. H. Auden's verses from Three Songs of Lenin, 2009, 3 minutes 13 seconds, in English
20-page Booklet
Source BFI

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