The City (1939)

The City





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Based on an original idea by documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz, The City was originally intended for exclusive exhibition at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Produced by the American Institute of Planners, the 45-minute film offered a look at the "perfect" city of the future, using scale models and motorized props to illustrate its thesis. The concept was to create a huge, gleamingly modernistic residential development far removed from the slums, so as to improve the quality of life in New York, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lewis Mumford
On DVD: Jan 27, 2009
American Documentary Film, Inc.


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Don't expect a forgotten classic -- this one was just plain forgotten.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009
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