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1929 - Man With a Movie Camera

1929 - Man With a Movie Camera

In a sharp deviation from classical Hollywood, our 1929 choice is the experimental Russian pseudo-documentary Man with a Movie Camera. Director Dziga Vertov throws out all conventions of narrative storytelling, and assaults us with just about every filmmaking technique he can think of, each taken to just about their limit - including many we’ve seen, such as moving camera, multiple exposures, and montage editing. Discussion involves on-set disasters, film as a language unto itself, and the miracle of childbirth and how society treats it.

Song selections for this episode:

Lucas — Point of View by blink-182

Nic — Lo-fi hip hop by various

John — Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Kyle — Koyanisqaatsi by Philip Glass

1930 - The Blue Angel

1930 - The Blue Angel

1928 - The Passion of Joan of Arc

1928 - The Passion of Joan of Arc