Man with a Movie Camera

Man with a Movie Camera

It would be impossible to produce any sort of writing on this movie without reducing it's power. An impression, sure, and were I to have studied knowledge of editing and camerawork I'm sure there's a way that I could point out the technical innovation and forwardness of the film's construction. Man With a Movie Camera is intensely experimental, however, in the sense that every literal frame is used to create a new impression. These impressions form vignettes, which form scenes, a flurry of moments on a scale that swings from micro to macro on a quest to push the concept of visual association to it's absolute limits. Such an approach is supremely powerful, but difficult to put into words; like all art, Man With a Movie Camera is irreducible, and with a film that pushes the boundary of a human being's ability to interpret imagery this far, it's a fool's task to even attempt and speak on the film's behalf. Watch this film if you want to be delighted, to be challenged, and to be shown thrills of intellectual construction that are almost impossible to conceive of otherwise.

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