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Энтузиазм: Симфония Донбасса

Dziga Vertov Soviet Union, 1931

msmichel's rating of the film Enthusiasm

After the classic 'Man With a Movie Camera', Vertov made this bold foray into audio-visual synchronisation but failed to overcome its propagandistic tendencies. His mix of blatant propaganda with avant-garde technique made for interesting images blended with sound (far ahead of his western contemporaries) but those came with a side of Soviet collectivisation. A crusty relic.