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The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America (2007)

- , Civil Picutres  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: -
  • Directors: Civil Picutres
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Janson Media
  • DVD Release Date: October 15, 2007
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000XE4O32
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,607 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An excellent new documentary film, The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America directed by Scott Huegerich and Bob Miano, and narrated by Kevin Kline provides an engaging account of the scheme s genesis and realization. --The New York Times Review of Books

Drawing upon more than 10,000 documents and images (including the private papers of its architect, Eero Saarinen and the earliest conceptual drawings held in the archives of Yale University), The Gateway Arch also features interviews with World Trade Center memorial architect Daniel Libeskind, New York-based architecture critic Jayne Merkel, and Eero Saarinen s daughter Susan. The DVD format allows for the inclusion of an extra 30 minutes of relevant and appropriate special features. The result is a superbly produced and entertaining historical documentary that is confidently and enthusiastically recommended for inclusion in both school and community library DVD collections. --Midwest Book Review

When its construction launched in 1963, St. Louis s famed Gateway Arch had already spent decades in the rudimentary conception and discussion phases. A definitive symbol not simply of Americana, but of American westward expansion and Manifest Destiny, the arch embodies a gateway to the west standing, as it does, at the very head of the Lewis & Clark trail and thus, when it finally came to be, represented a culmination of almost 200 years of American history. As narrated by Academy Award-winning thespian Kevin Kline, the hour-long documentary The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America tells the full story of the arch s initiation as a project, its development by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, and the events that led up to its completion and designation as a national historic landmark in 1965. The program draws from exhaustive research to incorporate long-obscure construction footage from the early 60s, dozens of interviews, archival illustrations and blueprints, and much, much more. --Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

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GATEWAY ARCH:REFLECTION OF AMERICA

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Arch is the largest stainless steel structure every to be erected. Enhanced with an informed and informative narration by Kevin Kline, "The Gateway Arch: A Reflection Of America" is a one hour, full color DVD that tells the story of this architectural wonder in terms of its design, its construction, its history, and its symbolism. Drawing upon more than 10,000 documents and images (including the private papers of its architect, Eero Saarinen and the earliest conceptual drawings held in the archives of Yale University), "The Gateway Arch" also features interviews with World Trade Center memorial architect Daniel Libeskind, New York-based architecture critic Jayne Merkel, and Eero Saarinen's daughter Susan. The DVD format allows for the inclusion of an extra 30 minutes of relevant and appropriate special features. The result is a superbly produced and entertaining historical documentary that is confidently and enthusiastically recommended for inclusion in both school and community library DVD collections.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A very interesting and informative video documenting the Jefferson Expansion Memorial in St. Louis Missouri.

The Arch is an icon most people know of but know little about. I was grateful to have visited a few years ago for the first time, and I have told everyone who will listen how visceral the experience was for me. Standing under the arch, touching it, riding to the top - just fantastic beyond what I had imagined. There was a short film in the visitor area showing some of the construction, but nothing in depth.

This film provides much in the way of back story. The first half is about the westward expansion of America, and the role St. Louis played in the great adventure of the pioneer settlers of the West. St. Louis was at the center of trade and travel, one of the most important urban areas in the country. It's hard to imagine this today, with all the crime the city is known for, but this was once a shining jewel of the American heartland. Along with Chicago, nearly all the country's travelers passed through these two cities on their way west. The train station downtown is a stunning testament to this. Years later, visionary civic leaders wanted a way to commemorate the importance of their gateway city. Although it took decades, they finally got their monument.

And what a monument it was ! Designed by the great Earo Saarinen, the arch was a tremendous feat of man made brilliance. The second half of the film is concerned with the design, engineering and construction of the arch itself. There are interviews with people directly and indirectly related to the project : architects, writers, engineers, ironworkers, Saarinen's daughter, etc. My favorite are the ironworkers, the guys who actually built the thing. These were the real heroes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TOP PRODUCT!!! October 12, 2013
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This is the very best documentary about the history and construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. It is a very good buy too.
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