Dziga Vertov: defining documentary film

Book Cover
Average Rating
I.B. Tauris,
Pub. Date:
Pioneer of political documentary and inventor of cinéma vérite, Dziga Vertov has exerted a decisive influence on directors from Eisenstein to Godard. Yet his reputation long rested upon a lone masterpiece, Man with a Movie Camera. Recently, however Vertov has begun to be recognised as the creator of a body of innovative and distinct films and, as Jeremy Hicks argues, documentary as we know it today is unthinkable without the rediscovery of Vertov. This, the first book in English to cover the whole of Vertov's career, reveals him to be an auteur, allowing readers to combine the familiar and less familiar aspects of his filmmaking and thinking in a cohesive narrative. Jeremy Hicks demonstrates how Vertov draws on Soviet journalistic models for his transformation of newsreel into the new form of documentary film. Through analyses of Cine-Pravda No 21 (Leninist Cine-Pravda), Cine-Eye, Forward Soviet!, A Sixth Part of the Earth, The Eleventh Year, Man with a Movie Camera, Enthusiasm, Three Songs of Lenin, and Lullaby, he shows how Vertov's greatest works combine authentic documentary footage ingeniously for tremendous rhetorical effect. Today, with the energetic revival of interest in documentary film, Vertov's reflexive and overtly partisan films are of great relevance; but they need to be better known and understood. This is the purpose of Dziga Vertov - Defining Documentary Film.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ce506580-d109-dd79-67c8-a8c77bb4c486
full_title dziga vertov defining documentary film
author hicks jeremy
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:17AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Hicks, Jeremy.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_display Hicks, Jeremy
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id ce506580-d109-dd79-67c8-a8c77bb4c486
isbn 9781435603523
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b12952746||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9781435603523
publishDate 2007
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b12952746|eBook|eBook||English|I.B. Tauris,|2007.|xi, 194 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b12952746||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
series KINO, the Russian cinema
series_with_volume KINO, the Russian cinema
title_display Dziga Vertov defining documentary film
title_full Dziga Vertov [electronic resource] : defining documentary film / Jeremy Hicks
title_short Dziga Vertov
title_sub defining documentary film