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Image of the day. Dziga Vertov's "Experiment to graphically chart a montage episode"

Experiment to graphically chart a montage episode [Opyt graficeskoj zapisi smontirovannogo epizoda] (reproduced in the book “Film Today”, dedicated to Kulesov, Vertov and Eisenstein) 1925.

Reference to the diagram of the sequence showing the raising of the Pioneer’s flag in Kinoglaz (reproduced for the first time in: Aleksandr Belenson, Kino—segodnja. Ocerki sovetskogo kinoiskusstva, Moskva 1925)—cf. V 39.


(Note by Daniel Kasman: I believe this scene is the one in the clip below)


Text and images generously provided by the Austrian Film Museum from Dziga Vertov: The Vertov Collection at the Austrian Film Museum; Vienna: FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen Vol. 4, 2006; edited by the Austrian Film Museum, Thomas Tode and Barbara Wurm.

The book is available for purchase for European readers here and for American readers here.  More resources on Dziga Vertov from the Austrian Film Museum can be found at their Online Vertov Collection resource, here.


From April 15 - June 4, 2011 New York's Museum of Modern Art is showing a large retrospective on the work of Dziga Vertov.

Be an interesting assignment to do this for a full movie.

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