In the 2012 Sight and Sound poll the critics voted Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929) the 8th best film ever made. Vertov's interest in machinery led to a curiosity about the mechanical basis of cinema. " [quotation needed]
Vertov's driving vision expounded in his frequent essays was to capture "film truth"—that is fragments of actuality which when organized together have a deeper truth that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
. David Abelevich Kaufman (Russian: Дави́д А́белевич Ка́уфман) (2 January 1896 – 12 February 1954) — better known by his pseudonym Dziga Vertov or Vertof (Russian: Дзи́га Ве́ртов "spinning top") — was a Soviet pioneer documentary film newsreel director and cinema theorist. His filming practices and theories influenced the cinéma vérité style of documentary moviemaking and the Dziga Vertov Group a radical filmmaking cooperative which was active in the 1960s.