Rent Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

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Rent Man with a Movie Camera (aka Chelovek s kinoapparatom) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Voted the greatest documentary of all time in the 2014 'Sight and Sound' poll, Vertov's groundbreaking 'Man with a Movie Camera' uses an array of dazzling cinematic techniques to record the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city going. Presented with Michael Nyman's celebrated score, this classic film is accompanied by an exciting selection of new extras, including Vertov's 'Three Songs of Lenin' and two of his radical mid-1920s documentary films, both of which feature equally radical new soundtracks by electronic experimentalists Mordant Music.
Mikhail Kaufman
Dziga Vertov
Chelovek s kinoapparatom
BFI Video
Classics, Documentary
Russia, Classics, Documentary
Release Date:
Run Time:
68 minutes
English, Silent
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
  • Two Musical Scores: The Alloy Orchestra Playing The Original Score And A New Score By Electronic Duo In The Nursery
  • Commentary By Russian Cinema Expert Yuri Tsivian
  • Biographies
  • Film Posters
Release Date:
Run Time:
67 minutes
  • Nyman's celebrated score played by the Michael Nyman Band
  • Audio commentary by Russian film scholar Yuri Tsivian
  • Kino-Pravda No. 21 (Dziga Vertov, 1925, 36 mins): newsreel devoted to Lenin on the anniversary of his death, with a new Mordant Music score
  • One-Sixth of the Globe: ETV version (Dziga Vertov, 1926, 84 mins): ideologically charged documentary, presented in its specially prepared UK distribution version, with a daring new soundtrack by Mordant Music
  • Three Songs of Lenin (Dziga Vertov, 1935,61 mins): poetic propaganda film based on three songs of the Soviet East dedicated to the revolutionary leader
  • David Collard on Three Songs of Lenin and W H Auden (2009, 7 mins)
  • Simon Callow Reads W H Auden's Verses from Three Songs of Lenin (2009, 3 mins)

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