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Early Soviet Cinema's Shots at Policing

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines post-revolutionary Soviet Union cinema's take on policing. It analyzes the works of three major Russian filmmakers including Dziga Vertov, Alexander Medvedkin, and Ivan Pyr'ev, ... More


DJ Spooky and Dziga Vertov: Experimental Cinema Meets Digital Art in Exploring the Polar Regions

Daria Shembel

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter by Daria Shembel examines the montage-based filmmaking practice of Soviet director Dziga Vertov, his theory of the Kino-eye, and how Vertov’s principles have been remediated through Paul ... More


Dziga Vertov, 1930s Populism, and Three Songs of Lenin (1975)

Thomas Waugh

in The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645862
eISBN:
9781452945859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645862.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter delves deeper into the works of Dziga Vertov by synthesizing whatever is valid in the existing orthodoxies of Vertov scholarship. It discusses prevalent notions of Vertov’s work, each of ... More


Database, Anarchéologie, the Commons, Kino-eye, and Mash: How Bard, Kaufman, Svilova, and Vertov Continue the Revolution

Erika Suderburg

in Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670826
eISBN:
9781452947181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses Perry Bard’s Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake (2008–present). Bard’s collaborative project is an international collective remake of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie ... More


‘Here is Where the Magic is’: Telepathy and Experiment in Film

Leigh Wilson

in Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the idea of telepathy can be seen as fundamental to a reconsideration of mimesis as it challenges the idea of distance – between original and copy, between perceiver, ... More


Modernity, Shoshimin Films, and the Proletarian-Film Movement: Ozu in Dialogue with Vertov

Yuki Takinami

in Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190254971
eISBN:
9780190255008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190254971.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter resituates the question of modernity in Ozu’s shoshimin eiga within the cultural and political context of proletarian-film movement in the 1930s. This chapter first focuses on the ... More


Feeling

Emma Widdis

in Visions of a New Land: Soviet Film from the Revolution to the Second World War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092912
eISBN:
9780300127584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092912.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the role of film in projecting the Soviet space as belonging to the revolutionary world. It argues that the camera liberated the eyes of Russian citizens from the clutches of ... More


‘See You at Mao’: The ’60s Left Returns to Zero with the Dziga Vertov Group

Colin Gardner

in Chaoid Cinema: Deleuze & Guattari and the Topological Vector of Silence

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474494021
eISBN:
9781399509176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474494021.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The ‘return to zero’ in Godard and Gorin’s Dziga Vertov Group films is used as a means of clearing both the linguistic and semiotic ground in order to enable a radical reconstruction of both film and ... More


Soviet Film: Montage, the Camera Eye, and Ideology

Lisa Nanney

in John Dos Passos and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954873
eISBN:
9781789629781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954873.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Dos Passos’s adaptation of cinematic methods to literary style beginning in the mid-1920s emerged further in his work after he visited Russia in 1928. Tepid public and critical response to New ... More


The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film

Thomas Waugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645862
eISBN:
9781452945859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645862.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book collects Thomas Waugh’s work on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s and Joris Ivens’s ... More


Annette Michelson

Scott MacDonald

in Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199388707
eISBN:
9780199388745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388707.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

An in-depth interview with scholar, editor, teacher Annette Michelson about her emergence and accomplishments as a champion of both Dziga Vertov and a range of avant-garde film. She reviews her early ... More


Alternative Cinemas

Keith Withall

in Studying Early and Silent Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733704
eISBN:
9781800342095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733704.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses alternative cinemas. In the 1920s, there were a series of film movements that were motivated by very different interests than mainstream cinema, primarily political. The most ... More


The Documentary Movement and Mass Leisure, 1930–1945

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the representation of mass, working-class leisure activities. Leisure plays an important role in Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera. The Way to the Sea, scripted by W. H. ... More


Why Documentary Filmmakers Keep Trying to Change the World, or Why People Changing the World Keep Making Documentaries (1984)

Thomas Waugh

in The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645862
eISBN:
9781452945859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645862.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the works of Soviet film director Dziga Vertov, a pioneer in early cinema whose works influenced the cinéma vérité style of documentary filmmaking. Ever since Vertov first ... More


Arctic Travelogues: Conquering the Soviet North

Oksana Sarkisova

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Oksana Sarkisova examines the depiction of indigenous peoples in the Soviet Arctic and how these representations have changed in accordance with the ideological narrative of a ... More


Film Writing: “Dreamfactory,” Metafilm, and the Politics of Form

Lisa Nanney

in John Dos Passos and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954873
eISBN:
9781789629781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954873.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1936, his politics still leftist but increasingly apprehensive about Communism, Dos Passos used his exposure to the Hollywood film industry to create his only independent film treatment, ... More


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