Man with a Movie Camera

Man with a Movie Camera ★★★★★

Sinegang Weekly Pick #19
By Ivan Arcena

”An excerpt in the diary of a cameraman: This film presents an experiment in the cinematic communication of visible events. Without the aid of intertitles, scenario, or theater.”

Gorgeous. Exhilarating. Half documentary, and half magical cinematic art. Watched this with Josh Augustin’s score, which I later on compared to the Cinematic Orchestra’s, and I much prefer the former’s emotional and glorious motion to the latter’s soaring sophisticated mix of progressive, lounge, and jazz.

” This film presents an experiment in the cinematic communication of visible events.”

The Man with a Movie Camera scales factories, picture theaters, taverns! He gauges through the lyrical pandemonium of busy streets and rush-hour traffic. He sees the beauty in the mundane, such as the rhythmic packing of cigarettes or the quiet nostalgia of an empty carousel. One of the most beautiful films I have watched.

This film is in:
Sinegang Weekly Picks Ranked
My All-Time Favorites

Visit our film club profile here.

🌻✨ Andi ✨🌻 liked these reviews