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Challenge yourself and everything you think. This is a must-see.
most powerful expressions of living and respecting each
moment of our lives. Mr. Levitch constantly reminds us to
take the blinders off and not miss any detail of this precious
life we have been handed.
Let's start thinking in terms of making this work of art much more available by putting it on DVD.
But don't let that stop you from buying it. It's worth dusting
off the ol VCR, and you'll watch it over and over. Brilliant!!
Take the Cruise into your life.
"Speed" Levitch is an intensely poetic individual. He's one of the most eccentric people I know of and that's not a put down. This is a documentary of someone rejecting convention and having to suffer for it. For example, he expresses some deep sadness when speaking of his grandparents. From their perspective he is a failure because he has not devoted his life to mere preservation and praticial pursuits.
Levitch takes you on a tour that is meant to force people to look at things differently. At one point, Levitch recalls a conversation he has with a women about the grid plan of New York city, with its 90 degree parrallel streets corners and rigid organization and he sees this as symbolic for the comformity and homogeneousness of civilization. It's a sad reflection of ourselves. It's a reflection of our inclination to stamp out diversity and change. These are ideas that are purposely woven into his tour and you can even see looks of apprehension on the faces of some of the tourists soon after he begins to speak.
I remember this guy from Waking Life because he had such a distinguishing voice and appearance. After seeing this I know see why he was so perfect for that movie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a plain amazing doc. I highly recommend it. The subject is a true poet and lover of NY!Published 2 months ago by 100thMonkey
Very interesting, very knowledgable young man who cruises the Gray Line bus tours in New York City as a tour guide. This movie is a documentary of his job and his life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by raz
Indescribable. But one of the best documentaries ever produced.Published 9 months ago by Doug Erhard