The Statue of Liberty (History Channel)
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Well, enough of my ramblings. This video is a must-see for Americans and for historians of all ages. It really stirs the soul. That's what it did to me. My parents are immigrants and a lot of what was said rang true for me. Thanks for reading this.
The quality of the DVD is good, but the amount of content is rather low considering the price. The extras include two short features on Ken Burns, making this entire DVD about 1.5 hours of viewing. Should be priced at 9.99 or 12.99, or maybe combined with another Burns film, such as Brooklyn Bridge.
Americans really hate the French today. I do not, even though I don't eat French cuisine (I'm vegetarian and it isn't, unlike Italian cuisine, vegetarian friendly). I don't drink wine. I unfortunately do not speak French. But I've never understood the hatred of the French. So many things that we love in modern life originated in France, and the country has generated an astonishing literature and film industry. I love French painting and much French music. And I love things French from many different periods, such as Montaigne and Rabelais from the 16th century to Racine in the 17th century to Montesquieu and Rousseau in the 18th century to Tocqueville, Flaubert, and Balzac in the 19th century to Proust, Sartre, Foucault, and countless others in the 20th.Read more ›
As a side note: I didn't realize this was from 1985 when I ordered it. While the information is good, the quality of the video (especially in the short interviews) shows its age, giving it that sort of "middle school social studies class" feel. Certainly doesn't take away from the video though!
Using wonderful footage, sketches, photos and personal accounts of its construction, Burns ably documents the struggle to make a vision a reality. Burns well captures the engineering brilliance required to build the Statue. He also illustrates how the Statue has become a representation of the best and worst of our American ideals. The Statue is a symbol of new hope and second chances, and this film illuminates the power of that symbol.
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I ordered this as an unusual present for my neighbor. She loves Ken Burns work-any documentary he does is excellent. She was very surprised and pleased. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kevenson
Delighted with my purchase. The dvd arrived as described by the Seller and it arrived ahead of schedule. Couldn't be happier.Published 12 months ago by Norman Eng
I think this is a wonderful story and am very happy to own it!Published 23 months ago by Pat Macaulay
It was informative and somewhat emotional but always entertaining. I love Ken Burns. I have seen everyone of his films and have enjoyed all of themPublished on April 28, 2014 by Carolyn Geis