Dziga Vertov

1896 - 1954

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Dziga Vertov (Russian: Дзига Вертов, born David Abelevich Kaufman, Russian: Дави́д А́белевич Ка́уфман, and also known as Denis Kaufman; 2 January 1896 [O.S. 21 December 1895] – 12 February 1954) was a Soviet pioneer documentary film and newsreel director, as well as a cinema theorist. His filming practices and theories influenced the cinéma vérité style of documentary movie-making and the Dziga Vertov Group, a radical film-making cooperative which was active from 1968 to 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dziga Vertov has received more than 483,306 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Dziga Vertov is the 80th most popular film director (down from 71st in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Poland (up from 100th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Film Director.

Dziga Vertov is most famous for his documentary films such as "Man with a Movie Camera" and "Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass."

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Among film directors, Dziga Vertov ranks 80 out of 1,580Before him are Howard Hawks, Takeshi Kitano, Stephen Hillenburg, Dario Argento, Costa-Gavras, and Richard Attenborough. After him are William Hanna, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Sergei Parajanov, David Lean, David Cronenberg, and Joel Schumacher.

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Among people born in 1896, Dziga Vertov ranks 24Before him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Anna Anderson, Howard Hawks, Milena Jesenská, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and A. J. Cronin. After him are Gerty Cori, Buenaventura Durruti, Ernst Udet, Donald Winnicott, Italo Balbo, and Célestin Freinet. Among people deceased in 1954, Dziga Vertov ranks 15Before him are Princess Märtha of Sweden, André Derain, Machine Gun Kelly, Andrey Vyshinsky, Wilhelm Furtwängler, and Getúlio Vargas. After him are Alcide De Gasperi, Maximilian von Weichs, The French Angel, Otto Diels, Jacinto Benavente, and Auguste Perret.

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Among people born in Poland, Dziga Vertov ranks 97 out of 1,231Before him are Johannes Hevelius (1611), Horst Köhler (1943), Kurt Daluege (1897), Egon Krenz (1937), Albert Sabin (1906), and Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898). After him are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Ulrich Beck (1944), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), and Saint Casimir (1458).


Among film directors born in Poland, Dziga Vertov ranks 3Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941) and Andrzej Wajda (1926). After him are Fred Zinnemann (1907), Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Jean Epstein (1897), Krzysztof Zanussi (1939), Walerian Borowczyk (1923), Robert Wiene (1873), and Jerzy Stuhr (1947).