Three Songs of Lenin

Director: Dziga Vertov
Year Released: 1934
Rating: 2.0

Disturbing eulogy to V.I. Lenin that turns him into something more than a man or even a leader, raising him to such God-like proportions God himself would be jealous of the influence. The rating is for Vertov's talents with editing and direction; the hero worship is so total and unshakeable - and so laughably one-sided - it becomes a dull chore after a short while, particularly for those of us that regard Socialism as a 'nice but improbable' ideology. Imagine the idolization of teen magazines for their pin-up boys and girls, multiply it by a thousand and you're still no where close to the Lenin-love.