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Coney Island 

The film explores the beginnings of America's first amusement park and takes us through its good times all the way up to its end. The show was originally produced for PBS's American Experience.

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The film explores the beginnings of America's first amusement park and takes us through its good times all the way up to its end. The show was originally produced for PBS's American Experience.

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The ups and downs of America's first amusement park.


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Documentary -- Glad to have it....
10 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's pieces like this that give you hope for the American film industry. A moving documentary, well done, and truly a trip back in time...but the point is that it's important it was made. We need to explore how we got to where we are as a society, and viewing this gives us so much insight into our parent's and grandparent's generation. It may explain why we are the way we are today. Coney Island today is a war zone. How did we get there? This documentary is one of many that explores this issue under the surface, and does it brilliantly. More than just a review of this movie, this is a review of America, and New York. If it doesn't make you sad, then you may have to check your pulse. See it.


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