Dziga Vertov

1896 - 1954

Dziga Vertov

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 355,214 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 69th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Dziga Vertov ranks 70 out of 1,305Before him are Yasujirō Ozu, Luc Besson, Frank Capra, George A. Romero, Costa-Gavras, and Robert Zemeckis. After him are Howard Hawks, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Isao Takahata, Takeshi Kitano, Jean-Jacques Annaud, and Dario Argento.

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Among people born in 1896, Dziga Vertov ranks 20Before him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Andrei Zhdanov, Paula Hitler, Gerty Cori, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Felix Steiner. After him are Howard Hawks, Anna Anderson, Ernst Udet, Donald Winnicott, Célestin Freinet, and A. J. Cronin. Among people deceased in 1954, Dziga Vertov ranks 15Before him are Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, André Derain, Getúlio Vargas, Alcide De Gasperi, Maximilian von Weichs, and Wilhelm Furtwängler. After him are Andrey Vyshinsky, Otto Diels, Jacinto Benavente, Auguste Perret, Léon Jouhaux, and The French Angel.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Dziga Vertov ranks 100 out of 930Before him are Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899). After him are Marie Walewska (1786), Anna Anderson (1896), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), and Adolf Anderssen (1818).


Among film directors born in Poland, Dziga Vertov ranks 3Before him are Andrzej Wajda (1926) and Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941). After him are Jerzy Grotowski (1933), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Robert Wiene (1873), Krzysztof Zanussi (1939), Jean Epstein (1897), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Paweł Pawlikowski (null), and Jerzy Hoffman (1932).

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