Man With a Movie Camera…. this film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques exhibited throughout. Vertov basically invents, deploys and develops (double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cut, split screens, DUTCH ANGLES, extreme close-ups, tracking shots). I mean, the dude was ahead of his time.
As crucial as Potemkin, Citizen Kane and Birth of a Nation was to cinema’s basic foundation, Vertov stresses the importance of style, his technical wizardry still being talked about more than 80 years later..
p.s VUFKU studio is proooobably one of my favourite of the time.