Follows tour guide, historian and flâneur Timothy 'Speed' Levitch as he visits the monumentally ignored monuments of America's cities, from the shoe gardens of San Francisco to the luckiest subway grate in New York City.
Timothy 'Speed' Levitch,
John C. McDonnell,
A nameless young character goes into travels to the country, meeting some acquaintances and strangers as well, having banal conversations, dedicating his existence into daily mundane ... See full summary »
I read Timothy "Speed" Levitch's 2002 book "Speedology". Twice. It is quite refreshing to read his thoughts about Manhattan. Most of what he says in this movie, I think can be found in the book. The problem with the film, is that he speaks so fast, that I can't get 10% of what he says. But then again, I'm not very good in English. Most people find him pretentious, and he probably is. But, it is refreshing to hear someone that is not afraid of being so. I give it a five, which is the lowest I have given any movie. It is not because I didn't like it, its more because its not really a movie, if you understand. Anyway, the DVD have some interesting extra material. And the annotated version of the film is actually better than the original.
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