Sunday, April 23, 2006

 

A Man With a Camera

I saw the Russian Film A Man With a Camera today at the Thyssen Museum. It was billed at the beginning as being experimental and it followed a sort of freeforrn documentary style. I couldn't really decide if it was just a Tour de force of Camera and Editing techniques (Which given it was made in 1929 wouldn't really be a bad thing) or a film with a real story. Certainly it had enough funny parts like crossfading the cameraman in a giant glass of beer to think that it had a good sense of humor more than just a demonstration of lots of cool techniques which were new for the time.
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