Constructivism in the Cinema (USSR, 1928)
Abstract

Written for the constructivist architecture magazine SA (Contemporary Architecture), Gan’s manifesto shares many similarities with the constructivist film writings and manifestos published in the better-known LEF. Here Gan celebrates Esther Shub’s The Great Road (USSR, 1928) as a key example of revealing the truth of the Revolution by constructing a cine document through the creation of an actorless cinema; Shub does so through her pioneering use of found footage.


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