British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Film Montage: The Projection of Modernity

Synopsis
Dr Briony Fer talks about the political aesthetic of film montage and the different approaches that the influential Soviet film-makers. Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov developed as they invented this new visual language of mass communication. Using material from ‘Strike’ and ‘October’ Eisenstein’s approach to dramatised documentary is contrasted with Vertov’s purer mechanical vision in ‘Man with a Movie Camera’. Their shared emphasis on modernity and the city is compared with the formalistic approach taken by their ‘capitalist’ contemporary Walter Ruttman in ‘Berlin: Symphony of a Great City’.
Series
Art of the Twentieth Century, Course Aa318
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1993
Availability
Out of distribution
Notes
Combined on one tape/DVD with MARCEL DUCHAMP:THE LARGE GLASS AND READYMADES.
Previously part of couse A316, Modern art: practices and debates
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
aesthetics; art - modern art; documentary films; film and video production techniques; Modernism

Credits

Contributor
Briony Fer

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
DVD-R
Price
£34.99 (CM)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2011

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£34.99 (OU)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Canny Store

Web
https://cannystore.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ
Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 545 times.