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Vertov, Dziga 1896-1954

Works: 306 works in 1,022 publications in 9 languages and 11,585 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sources  History  Drama  Music  Short films 
Roles: Author, Director, Restager , Author of screenplay, Film editor, Producer, Contributor, Other, Performer, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dziga Vertov
Man with a movie camera by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

223 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziga Vertov's Man with a movie camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. This dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union offers a montage of urban Russian life, showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that endlessly whirl to keep the metropolis alive
Kino-eye : the writings of Dziga Vertov by Dziga Vertov( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziga Vertov was one of the greatest innovators of Soviet cinema. The radical complexity of his work, in both sound and silent forms, has given it a central place within contemporary theoretical inquiry. Vertov's writings, collected here, range from calculated manifestos setting forth his heroic vision of film's potential to dark ruminations on the inactivity forced upon him by the bureaucratization of the Soviet state
Kino-eye. ; Three songs about Lenin by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

36 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziga Vertov, whose renegade approach to cinema is best remembered in the legendary "Man With the Movie Camera" and his series of Kino-Pravda newsreels, demonstrates his mastery of montage in this 1924 feature previously unseen in the United States. "Kino-Eye" (1924, 74 min.) is a fascinating film, not just for its aesthetic beauty and political significance, but for honestly documenting a society fresh from revolution, buoyed by idealism, ready to face the challenges of a difficult future. Also included is "Three Songs of Lenin" (1934, 62 min.), Vertov's most personal work and the capstone of his career. The film reveals the Soviet leader as seen through the eyes of the people, represented by three songs. The exhilarating beauty of Vertov's images and the majesty of his filmmaking skills produced a film that The New York Times called "a work of unusual beauty and emotional exaltation."
Chelovek s kino-apparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (Otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora) = The man with the movie camera( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Russian and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, stop-action animation, etc.) to present a dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union and to study the relationship between cinema and reality. Filmed in Moscow, Kiev, Odessa and elsewhere in the Soviet Union
Chelovek s kinoapparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film presents an experiment in the cinematic communication of visible events, without the aid of intertitles, without the aid of a scenario, without the aid of theatre. This experimental work aims at creating a truly international absolute language of cinema based on its total separation from the language of theatre and literature"--Opening titles
Three Songs About Lenin by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

16 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin as seen through the eyes of the Russian people represented by three songs
Landmarks of early Soviet film : 4 disc DVD collection of 8 groundbreaking films( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking collection features eight seminal films from the Soviet silent era - all are new to DVD" The house on Trubnaya: Comedy about a young peasant woman who travels to Moscow to start a new life. By the law: Tense drama about Alaskan gold-miners. Extraordinary adventures of Mr. West in the land of the Bolsheviks: The first Russian anti-American film both arrogantly mocks American ignorance toward the Soviet Union and enviously copies American cinematic methods. Old and new: In this early Soviet propaganda film, a poor woman persuades her fellow villagers to form a cooperative. Stride Soviet!: Documentary exploration of the various layers of Moscow society on the ten-year anniversary of the Revolution. The film reveals the continuing class-based nature of Soviet society through a series of montages of city life. The fall of the Romanov dynasty: Historical documentary which uses newsreel footage (some shot by Czar Nicholas II's own cameramen) to depict the tumultuous events of 1912 through 1917, as the leadership of the Czar and the Russian aristocracy crumbles and Lenin rises to power in the wake of the Soviet Revolution. Turksib: Soviet documentary on the building of the first railroad across the Asian continent from Turkestan to Siberia. Salt for Svanetia: Explores the Caucasus region of Svanetia, a remote, mountainous area where the Ushkul tribe still lives in a stone-age culture
Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in Russian and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first Soviet sound films, it deals with the Five Year Plan of the late 1920s, and represents Vertov's radical attempt to link economic progress with the introduction of sound in cinema
Articles, journaux, projets by Dziga Vertov( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored Works( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am an eye. A mechanical eye. I am the machine that reveals the world to you as only the machine can see it. - Dziga Vertov (Kino-Eye) These words, written in 1923 (only a year after Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North was released) reflect the Soviet pioneer's developing approach to cinema as an art form that shuns traditional or Western narrative in favor of images from real life. They lay the foundation for what would become the crux of Vertov's revolutionary, anti-bourgeois aesthetic wherein the camera is an extension of the human eye, capturing the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe. Over the next decade-and-a-half, Vertov would devote his life to the construction and organization of these raw images, his apotheosis being the landmark 1929 film The Man with the Movie Camera. In it, he comes closest to realizing his theory of 'Kino-Eye,' creating a new, more ambitious and more significant picture than what the eye initially perceives. The Man with the Movie Camera and Kino-Eye feature musical accompaniments by Alloy Orchestra and Robert Israel respectively, while original soundtracks have been restored for Enthusiasm and Three Songs About Lenin
Stride, Soviet!( Visual )

6 editions published in 1926 in Russian and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920s, Soviet documentary and fiction films were financed by the State, and their fledgling directors, some barely out of their teens, converted their lives from theater, engineering, painting and journalism to the practice and theory of a revolutionary cinema devoted to showing the achievements and aspirations of the new Socialist society. Their problem was to captivate an enormous, culturally diverse, multi-lingual, semi-literate population in ways that would be emotionally compelling, yet ideologically clear. The proven ability of movies to achieve this difficult goal inspired Lenin's famous dictum, 'For us, cinema is the most important art, ' and their stunning innovations recharged world cinema. Editing, or montage, is the common organizational basis of these films and each of the filmmakers believed the arrangement of shots to be the foundation of film art. Dziga Vertov's Stride, Soviet! (1926), a documentary which transformed a State commission intending to show what the Soviet had done for Moscow into a highly experimental film about the state of Soviet society and contemporary life. The film has many scenes portraying machines, factory workers, automobiles, and poverty
Ėntuziazm : simfonii︠a︡ Donʹbassa( Visual )

14 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes of Soviet workers in the Donets Basin region and their enthusiasm for the socialist
Čelovek s kino-apparatom = L'homme à la caméra : extrait du journal d'un opérateur du cinématographe by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le cinéma est l'art d'organiser les mouvements nécessaires dans le temps et dans l'espace jusqu'à obtenir un rythme artistique global correspondant aux caractéristiques du tout et aux rythmes internes de chaque objet" Dziga Vertov... Un cinéma pur et accompli..." (source : Adav)
Ėntuziazm : simfonii︠a︡ Donʹbassa by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

10 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in Russian and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertov's first sound film. This lyrical documentary celebrates the enthusiasm with which the peasants and miners of the Donets Basin in Russia fulfilled their first five-year plan quotas following the October Revolution. The film is noted for its innovative use of sound in synchronization as well as in counterpoint, and for its interesting cinematic effects, such as multiple superimpositions
Shestai︠a︡ chastʹ mira by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odinnadt︠s︡atyĭ: An anthem for the industrialization of the Soviet Union, employing the same lyrical use of screen shots used in Vertov's previous film Shestai︠a︡ chastʹ mira
Dziga Vertov : the man with a movie camera, Enthusiasm, 3 songs about Lenin, Kino eye, Kino pravda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Russian experimental documentary films by Dziga Vertov, who used in his films several cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, et cetera) to present urban life from dawn to dusk
L'homme à la caméra extrait du journal d'un opérateur by Dziga Vertov( Visual )

22 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'Homme à la caméra parcourt en toute liberté la vie quotidienne d'une grande cité soviétique tout en inventant le langage filmique. Dziga Vertov a réalisé un film-manifeste dont la modernité et l'audace n'ont jamais cessé de nourrir le cinéma."
Animated Soviet propaganda. the shining future( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet film studios worked hard to portray their government's system as idyllic and forward-looking. This program displays animated films designed to promote that utopian vision. Along with one of the earliest known examples of Soviet animation, there are films that praise the casting-off of antiquated traditions, the Soviet educational system, the achievements of Stalin's first five-year plan, and several rejoicing over the passing of Czarist imperialism and the establishment of a new, benevolent society
Three Soviet masters compilation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Russian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Soviet films-- the first is a Mosfilm documentary (1968?) about the destroyed Eisenstein film 'Bezhin lug' with an attempt at a reconstruction of the film. Kino-pravda was produced in 1922 and is a collection of excerpts from the second newsreel series made by Vertov and Kino Eye group. Shakhmatnai︠a︡ gori︠a︡chka, Podovkin's 1925 film, is a silent comedy about a town of chess fanatics
Tagebücher, Arbeitshefte by Dziga Vertov( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kino-eye : the writings of Dziga Vertov
Alternative Names
Dsiga Wertow

Dsiga Wertow russischer Dokumentarfilmregisseur

Dziga Vertov

Dziga Vértov director de cine vanguardista soviético

Dziga Vertov regista sovietico

Dziga Vertov Russisch filmregisseur

Dziga Vertov Soviet documentary filmmaker

Dziga Vertov szovjet filmrendező

Dziga Vertovs

Dziga Wiertow radziecki scenarzysta i reżyser filmowy

Kaufman, David Abelevič 1896-1954

Kaufman, David Abelevich, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis

Kaufman, Denis 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis A.

Kaufman, Denis A. 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Abrahamovich

Kaufman, Denis Abramovich, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkad'evič

Kaufman, Denis Arkadʹevič, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkadʹevich

Kaufman, Denis Arkadʹevich, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkadievič.

Kaufman, Denis Arkadievitch

Kaufman Denis Arkadievitch 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkadijewitsch 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkad'jevič, 1896-1954

Kaufman, Denis Arkadovič

Kaufman, Denis Avraamovič

Kaufman, Dionigin Arkadievitch 1896-1954

Kaufmann, David Abelewitsch 1896-1954

Vertov, Aufsätze,Tagebücher,Skizzen / 1896-1954

Vertov, Aufsätze,Tagebücher,Skizzen / [von] Dsiga Wertow ; Zusammengestellt und eingeleitet von Sergej Drobaschenko [Berlin] : Institut für Filmwissenschaft an der Deutschen Hochschule für Filmkunst,, 1896-1954

Vertov, Dsiga 1896-1954

Vertov, Dziga

Vertov, Dziga 1896-1954

Vertovs, Dziga, 1896-1954

Weitow, Dsija 1896-1954

Wertow, Dsiga

Wertow, Dsiga 1896-1954

Wertow, Dziga 1896-1954

Wertrow, Dsiga 1896-1954

Wiertow, Dżiga.

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Кaуфман, Давид А́белевич

Кауфман Д.А. 1895-1954

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Кауфман, Давид Абелевич, 1896-1954

Кауфман, Денис Абрамович, 1896-1954

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