Intellectual montage: A clash of meaning

Fom Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera. This clip contains this graphic match, comparing the curve of the woman’s arm with the bend in the road. Note also how Vartov uses montage to build a narrative: The shot of the movie poster intervenes with the car traveling through empty streets and with the sleeping woman to make a point about moving stealthily in the early morning.

Note the use of the bird’s-eye view to give us an omniscient feeling, or perhaps more voyeuristic than holy.