Stunning, as a cultural-historical document. [[Sadly, MUBI has done a dismal job in bringing this classic to viewers. Two different copies are offered here, without any indication of their real differences: vastly different musical compositions, intro captions, image quality.]]
Perfect in every fucking way. Such an amazing movie! Great camera work, so avantgarde, so groundbreaking, innovative and breathtaking - much more so than most cinematographic moments these days... So ahead of its time in terms of the montage. Love it!
Enters the ranks of the best films I've seen. Of the numerous soundtracks, the one composed by the Alloy Orchestra is the most remarkable, whipping up the tempo to another level, making the film even more exhilarating and, at times, even humorous. Vertov's portrayal of the cameraman himself, boldly marching towards new sights to capture, puts him somewhere between an activist and an explorer of endless possibilities.
One of the masterpieces of experimental cinema with some similarities to Walter Ruttmann's "Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt". Nyman's score surely has its strong moments; but it is also problematic because - although like Vertov montage using repetitions, loops and rhythmic shifts - it doesn't match the avantgardism of the incredible movie on the structural level.