Kiev: Ukrteakіnovydav, 1930. Item #1301
28,  pp.: schemes. 18x13 cm. In original avant-garde wrappers. Spine and tear of p. 31-32 repaired, small spots throughout several pages, stains around rusty lower stamp, otherwise very good.
First and only edition. One of 4000 copies.
A collection of articles by Ukrainian critic and writer Oleksii Poltoratskyi (1905-1977), a member of the avant-garde group ‘Nova Generatsiia’ (1927-1931) that was formed by Mykhailo Semenko and promoted international modernism instead of classic heritage. Soon after this book had come out, Poltoratskyi was hired as an editor in the Odessa film studio of the VUFKU (All-Ukrainian Photo Cinema Administration).
Two of four articles were previously printed under the pseudonym Ol. Ozerov in various periodicals. The texts were first gathered in a book edition.
Poltoratskyi overviewed contemporary achievements in Ukrainian cinematography, highlighting the most prolific and talented directors, significant examples of live-action and documentary films. In particular, he analyzed filming techniques of brothers Dziga Vertov and Mikhail Kaufman who had worked together and separately at the VUFKU since 1927.
Examining types of film composition, Poltoratskyi published small schemes of common types and especially composition of a moving picture ‘Taras Triasilo’ (1926), the original version of which was later lost.
Not found in Worldcat.