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NYman with a Movie Camera

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NYman with a Movie Camera

Synopsis

NYman with a Movie Camera is a 64 minute feature film conceived and directed by Michael Nyman. The film presents a shot-by-shot reconstruction of Dziga Vertov's iconic film 'Man with a Movie Camera', replacing the original sequences with footage from Michael Nyman's own film archives shot over the last two decades.
 
Deeply rooted in Vertov's original ideas concerned with 'the Perception of Truth', the documentation of 'life as it is' and that of 'life caught unawares', Nyman's film attempts to capture the essence of 'what is there', and reflects on what he calls the Persistence of glance, a multi-sensorial experience of time as it occurs, of life as it happens and as recorded by the human memory. The film is a modern-day take on experimental documentary film making through the bias of cinematographic collage. It proposes to renew a discourse with the ideological and aesthetic precepts once defended by Vertov in his pursuit of the ultimate 'cleaning up' of film language from the 'corrupting influence' of Drama.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
64 mins
Format
HD
Director
Michael Nyman 1st Feature
Producer
Michael Nyman
Editor
Max Pugh
Director of Photography
Michael Nyman
Sound
Austin Ince
Music
Michael Nyman

Production Company

MN Productions Ltd
c/o Myriam Blundell
19 Beaufort Gardens
London
SW3 1PS
+44 (0)20 7584 5666
artworks@michaelnyman.com
myriam@myriamblundell.com
http://www.michaelnyman.com

Sales
Company

MN Productions Ltd
c/o Myriam Blundell
19 Beaufort Gardens
London
SW3 1PS
+44 (0)20 7584 5666
artworks@michaelnyman.com
http://www.michaelnyman.com