Monday, 12 March 2007

Words and (no) pictures #3

“I am kino-eye, I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, show you the world as only I can see it. Now and forever, I free myself from human immobility, I am in constant motion, I draw near, then away from objects, I crawl under, I climb on to them. [...] Free of the limits of time and space, I put together any given points in the universe, no matter where I've recorded them. My path leads to the creation of a fresh perception of the world. I decipher in a way a world unknown to you."
- Dziga Vertov (Denis Kaufman) Kino Eye Manifesto

Now go watch the Louma crane sequence from Tenebrae, as a demonstration that Argento's occasional references to Vertov, Eisenstein and Soviet Montage are more than mere name-dropping.

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