Urbanscapes

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The tragically beautiful visuals of decayed urban areas are juxtaposed with the heart-wrenching stories of where some of America's most prosperous areas went wrong in this 2006 documentary. Co-directed by husband and wife filmmakers Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, Urbanscapes focuses its attention on rundown parts of Detroit, Newark, New York and Chicago.

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  • Occasionally undercuts its own purpose by offering harshly minimalist, meticulously framed images -- underscored by everything from Mozart and Bach to Eminem and Motown -- that achieve, almost perversely, a stark, stripped-to-essentials splendor.

    Jul 11, 2006

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • The documentary Urbanscapes plants a camera in neighborhoods gone to seed, cultivating a bittersweet portrait of American ruin.

    Jul 7, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • Urbanscapes analyzes urban blight as a recurring phenomenon, with economic, social, and moral dimensions.

    Jul 7, 2006
  • The directors compromise a subtle and clever argument with a tacked-on discussion of the collapse of the Twin Towers.

    Oct 21, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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