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  • Actors: Charles Sheeler
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Full Screen, 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: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
  • Run Time: 152 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #206,048 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Since the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have been infatuated with dynamic images of New York City. The 26 short films on this DVD lovingly depict scenes of New Yorkers among the skyscrapers, streets, and night life of America's greatest city during a half century of progress, while at the same time showing changes in film style and the history of cinema experiments. Avant-garde moments pop up in the most unlikely of places including turn-of-the-twentieth-century actualities, commercial and radical newsreels, and Busby Berkeley's spectacular "Lullaby of Broadway" from Gold Diggers of 1935. City symphonies are represented by such landmark American films as Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand's Manhatta (1921), Robert Flaherty's Twenty four-Dollar Island (c.1926), Robert Florey's Skyscraper Symphony(1929), Jay Leyda's A Bronx Morning (1931), an Bonney Powell's Manhattan Medley (1931).

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Gehman on May 12, 2007
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ahead of it's time, all of these shorts are beautiful windows into a very different part of history.
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