Re: My silent list

Oksana Dykyj (
Wed, 12 Jun 2002 11:16:49 -0700 (PDT)

Sorry I got to this one late but Zero de conduite and L'Atalante are both
sound films. It's the M syndrome. Regardless of whether they are silent or
sound they are both important films, and Zero de conduite is a wonderful,
beautiful subversive little gem. No wonder the surrelists loved Vigo.

To make the Vertov connection, Vigo met cinematographer Boris Kaufman, who
was Dziga Vertov's brother and made the documentary A propos de Nice (
About Nice) in 1929 which is a kind of Kino Eye social documentary. He then
worked with him for his next 3 films.

His total filmic output was 3 hours and 7 minutes (about the length of
AFI's 100 years 100 Passions). He died at the young age of 29.


At 02:28 PM 6/6/02 -0700, you wrote:
> >Ok I said I was not going to do this but I can't
>resist. There is a difference between what I think
>are the ESSENTIAL titles for a library collection and
>my personal favorites but some are the same ESSENTIAL
>YES! Dziga Vertov must live on for future generations.
>Find a copy of this film and acquire it. And don't
>forget L'Atlante and Zero de Conduite by Vigo,
>available on one tape? Let's ask Jessica.
>-Jon A.
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